John writes sports and outdoor articles, business articles, news articles, feature articles, entertainment articles, blog posts, SEO content and press releases. He also writes fiction and poetry with nine published books to his credit since 2018.
He loves sports, especially football and basketball. John also enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking. He enjoys going to the movies and likes to play pool and miniature golf when he gets the chance. When John isn't having outdoor adventures, he enjoys reading and writing stories.
Member of Golden Key & Phi Beta Kappa honor societies. Graduated cum laude with 3.72 GPA.
John has worked as a sports reporter since 2004. He wrote for two major daily newspapers in Utah, the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, over a seven year period. He also spent two years as a beat writer for MLSSoccer.com, a national soccer website. He is currently a freelance sports reporter for the Associated Press. John has contributed sports articles to multiple websites and publications nationwide. He has covered all major sports including the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, MLS, NCAA football and NCAA basketball.
John wrote articles for an outdoor recreation guide published by Salt Lake City Weekly over a two year period. He also wrote several outdoors articles for the Deseret News while working as a reporter at that newspaper over a 3½ year period. His articles featured a multitude of outdoor activities including: rock climbing, yachting, running, cycling and triathlons. He covered the Tour of Utah cycling race for the Associated Press from 2011 to 2015. John's articles received widespread recognition and distribution online and in print.
John wrote weekly blog posts for finance companies for a year. His blog posts covered topics ranging from factoring to what to look for in a non-profit accountant. He has previously worked at a credit union and in the major gifts division of a university fundraising department.
John has written and edited multiple feature articles on movies, TV shows and celebrities. His past entertainment clients include Screen Junkies, a notable pop culture website, and NewsMax, a conservative news and entertainment website.
John has written feature articles and profiles for Utah Business Magazine since 2011. John is a regular contributing writer to the magazine and his articles cover a wide range of business topics affecting business community in Utah. He has written about everything from succession planning to employment trends for law school graduates.
John has written articles on pets for multiple websites, including Yahoo, eHow and Paw Nation. His pet articles have focused on cats, dogs and exotic pets. John has covered a whole range of issues related to pet ownership and pet care. These topics include pet health, grooming and dietary habits. His family owned cats, dogs and rabbits in his childhood, so John also has real life experience as a pet owner.
John wrote political commentaries on current news for Yahoo! News over a two year period. His commentaries touched on the 2012 Presidential election and world political matters in nations like Mexico, Russia, Mali, Syria and Egypt. Subsequently, John wrote several articles for NewsMax, a conservative news site, in 2014.
John spent a year writing blog posts for several staffing companies on the east coast. His blog posts covered topics ranging from new employee training tips to reasons for considering overqualified candidates for open job positions.
John is the owner/publisher of Samak Press, an independent publisher of fiction. He also publishes Strange New Worlds, a Substack devoted to original fiction and poetry, and The Indie Life, a Substack focused on marketing and publishing advice for indie authors.
John has written thousands of articles for countless newspapers and websites. His articles have covered topics ranging from business to sports. He has written for the Associated Press, ESPN.com, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! News, Utah Business Magazine, Max Preps, Community Magazine, The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly and the Deseret News.
John contributes paid blog entries through SEO sites and for private clients. Blog topics he has covered include writing, autos, outdoors, dating, education, entertainment, finance, business, staffing, history, religion, politics, pets and sports.
John has written content for SEO firms, blogs and assorted private clients since 2010. He is experienced in organically grafting key words into fresh content that engages and informs the target audience. John can optimize articles and blogs for SEO on a large variety of topics.
John worked as a sports reporter for two major daily newspapers, the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, from 2004 to 2011. He has also been a freelance sports reporter for the Associated Press since 2006. He gained much experience in these roles writing quality articles for a large audience while working on strict deadlines.
John has created web page content for multiple private clients. For two years, he created content for Harmons Grocery Stores, a Utah-based supermarket chain. Other past paid projects have included creating web page content for a job site, a dental practice and an e-commerce site.
John created daily and weekly social media posts for multiple private clients while working as a writer with Social 5, a marketing firm, in 2013. His Facebook posts touched on a number of topics related to sports and fitness. These posts were designed to be interactive with potential customers and existing customers by giving them information about the client in a fun and creative way.
John created daily and weekly social media posts for clients as a writer for Social 5, a marketing firm. His posts include tweets sports and fitness related topics. He also maintains an active professional Twitter account that he uses to promote work he has done for freelance clients and other content those clients have created.
John has written press releases for a multitude of private clients since 2010. The press releases he has written have covered a wide range of newsworthy storylines. He has written press releases on a variety of topics related to small businesses, real estate, sports, outdoors, entertainment, finance, travel and other industries. These press releases helped his clients gain wider exposure among their target demographic and grow their customer base.