John is a well known instructor of workshops and seminars throughout North America. He has also taught framing programs in Europe, South America and Australia/New Zealand. He has taught for the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA – USA) since 1981 as well as conducting programs for major industry suppliers. John is also a regular instructor at The National Conference – WCAF in held each January in Las Vegas. He is a contributing writer to Picture Framing Magazine.
John has served as a PPFA Chapter officer on two Midwest PPFA Chapters as well as a director on the National PPFA Board. John has been a consultant to The Fletcher-Terry Company since 1987 and also consults for TruVue, Inc.
John and his wife, Sarah own a successful frame shop and gallery in Appleton, Wisconsin. The Frame Workshop of Appleton, Inc. has won over ninety framing awards including two successive TPS Awards from The Fine Art Trade Guild of the UK and an Australian Framing Competition. John offers a wealth of new and creative ideas learned from being in constant touch with framers around the world.
John and Sarah expanded their 36 year old retail business in 2009 moving it into a 6,120 sq/ft free standing building to gain even more exposure for their custom framing as well as accentuate their diversification into gifts, home décor and Christmas collectibles.