“John believes in and practices looking through the trauma informed lens while supporting those struggling with substance misuse.”

John is a spiritual man. He is Indigenous from the Xwmelch’stn (people of the water) village and is part of the Squamish nation Coast Salish people. He is also Haida Gwaii from Old Massett village on the Haida Gwaii Islands.

John has a gift of connecting with people on many levels. He believes meeting people where they are at, helping and guiding them to walk in a good way. John is very passionate about his culture, traditions, and protocols. He is willing to learn and be respectful of all different teachings. John is also eager to share his knowledge, culture, and spirituality, through drumming, singing, ceremony, and traditional medicines. He also loves to practice holistic healing and wellness.