In 2003 John became the 25th person to win the annual International Mr Leather contest in Chicago. Since then he has travelled extensively leading workshops, giving speeches, hosting events and helping with fundraisers across America, Canada and Europe. He has appeared on stage in 33 cities, 10 countries and 17 American States.
John has taught BDSM workshops at Beyond Leather in Fort Lauderdale, Down and Dirty in Melbourne, Inferno, Kinkfest in London, Leather Camp in Wichita, Lupercalia in Canada, Minnesota Leather Pride, Mr Leatherman Toronto, Palm Springs Leather Pride, Rome BDSM Conference, SINSations in Leather, Spring in the South in Atlanta, Tribal Fire in Oklahoma, and Thunder in the Mountains in Denver (every year from 2007 to 2017).
He has also been the master of ceremonies for leather contests in Belfast, Dubuque, London, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Toronto, Tulsa and Mr Chicago Leather (every year from 2004-2019). In 2011 he was invited back to co-host the 34th International Mr Leather contest.
John received two Pantheon of Leather awards in 2004: the International Award and the Community Choice Award for Men. He’s also been interviewed on-screen for two feature film documentaries: ‘Kink Crusaders’ (2011) and ‘Age of Consent’ (2014).
John has been working as a comedian since 2010. He has performed solo stand-up shows in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Edmonton (Canada), Fort Lauderdale, Melbourne and Rome – as well as the entertainment stage at Folsom Europe in Berlin.