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After training to work in the broadcast industry, he was hired for his first radio job in Fort Nelson then went on to work at radio stations in Fort St. John, Parksville and Mountain FM in 1990. Until 2002 he ran the radio newsroom and hosted the lunchtime talk show called Mountain Monitor while raising his two children with his wife.
After moving on from Mountain FM he worked at The Squamish Chief and Pique Newsmagazine. Before seeking elected office his career was based on journalism and communications work.
John has a long history of volunteering for community groups ranging from the Sea to Sky Freenet Association and the Chamber of Commerce to the Test of Metal, Squamish Triathlon, Squamish Youth Triathlon, minor baseball and youth soccer.
When he isn’t working you will see him running and cycling on trails around Squamish.
Matt is real estate obsessed and considers himself a lifelong student of the Vancouver real estate market. As a co-manager of the Scalena Real Estate team, Matt prides himself on expertly advising buyers and sellers on all aspects of the fast-paced, dynamic Vancouver real estate market. He is present at every stage of the process, from that first phone call or email right through to when keys are exchanged between sellers and buyers.