John is from Los Angeles, California. He attended University of California – Santa Barbara in 1969, and a year later, met what was then called the “Unified Family” in London, England on Christmas Eve, 1970.
In 1977, he founded Original World Products in New York City and continued there for over 33 years, developing multiple products and retail sales venues. He is currently a Realtor and real estate investor.
John was married to Tokie Oda in 1982, and they have lived in northern New Jersey for most their lives since then. They raised two boys and two girls, and have two grandsons, who they enjoy time.
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