John is a Developer Advocate at Pantheon and lives in St. Louis with his wife and clowder of cats. His love for coding stems from his enjoyment in innovating simple solutions for complex challenges. John has been a web developer since 2007 and fell in love with open source when he began developing for WordPress in 2013 when he took a job at Washington University in St. Louis. When WordCamp US came to St. Louis in 2019, he volunteered as an organizer. Apart from coding, John enjoys playing board games with friends, trying new food, and spending time reading with a cat curled in his lap.