John has had four great loves in his life -- his Catholic faith, his family, college football, and ceramics. The former University of Tulsa nose guard spent his college years on the field, playing football for the Golden Hurricane, and in the classroom where he earned his bachelors degree and studied ceramics under Tom Manhart at the University of Tulsa. He went on to earn his masters at Oklahoma City University. Today, he works out of his home studio in Edmond and as the ceramics instructor at Deer Creek High School. Most of all John is grateful for his Catholic faith and spending time with his wife, Emily, and their son, Wyatt.