Falling in love with the Monadnock Region during their first visit in 1975, John and his wife, Gayla, vowed to find a way to make it their home. They realized their goal in 1986 when John founded Captured Light Studio, Inc, a video and multimedia production company in Keene. The company has since taken John to over 500 different localities across the globe.
When the family settled in Westmoreland in 1991, the concept of land stewardship became an important part of their lives and drives their management decisions today. Sharing Gayla’s love for organic gardening eventually led John to beekeeping, specializing in “no treat”, northern raised honeybees. With their family now grown, current projects include working with a local farmer to convert their 18ac hayfield in Sullivan, NH into certified organic pastureland, developing areas of their property into native pollinator habitat, starting a small holistic orchard and organic blueberry field at their Westmoreland home and spending time with their long-coat German Shepherds. When not building their small organic farm, you can often find them kayaking on one of our local lakes or ponds.
John’s travel created his strong appreciation for home and a realization that there is no other place in the world he would rather live and raise a family than the Monadnock Region. Serving as an associate supervisor with the Cheshire County Conservation District provides a unique opportunity to give back and help ensure the natural beauty and values that drew the family to New Hampshire remain for future generations. John also serves as a Trustee at The Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities in Keene.