John grew up playing video games. A few of his fondest childhood memories are playing Zelda with his older sister, and playing Pokemon well past his bedtime. Because of this, he is passionate about games and their potential. This passion steered his traditional film education to one of interactive media, and during his senior year enrolled in Chapman University in Orange, California. He founded White Lotus Interactive with two of his equally enthusiastic classmates. Working on their first project, XING: The Land Beyond, the trio hoped to pursue their dreams of making a positive impact on the game industry. On the side and sometimes professional, John loves music, retro games, especially retro game music! He also regularly studies old obsolete tech and is fascinated with their engineering.