John started working for Fareway. in May of 1990, in Boone. He also worked in the Spirit Lake, Iowa store during the summer months while in high school. From 1993 to 1996, John worked in the meat department in both locations as well.
He transferred to work at the Iowa City West location in 1996, followed by transferring to open the North Liberty, Iowa location. John was then transferred to Storm Lake, Iowa in 2000, where he became assistant grocery manager. While there, he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Buena Vista University. John went on to be the assistant grocery manager in Manchester and Spencer, Iowa. He then became grocery manager in the Urbandale, Iowa location in 2005.
John became a corporate supervisor in 2012, overseeing a variety of stores in each region he has covered. He has supervised northeast Iowa, east central Iowa, central Iowa, north central Iowa, northwest Iowa, and Minnesota. John has also been a graduate of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association (IGIA) Leadership Institute Academy and is the liaison for WIC as well as the retail IT department. John has been involved in the development and launch of Fareway’s e-Commerce program and was elected to Retail Vice President in February of 2021.
John and his wife, Gina, live in Johnston and are the proud parents of Andrew and Elizabeth.