John lives in Corpus Christi. He loves to build things and to grow things, and he’s very good at both! John has the largest private bromeliad collection in Texas. He won the best of show blue ribbons at the June 2000 International Bromeliad Society show in San Francisco.
He engineered his greenhouses, irrigation systems, ventilation systems, and soil making machine. He even built his own climate controlled trailer for transporting his bromeliads to the show in San Francisco. John is quite active in the bromeliad world and he encourages anyone interested in growing bromeliads to join the Bromeliad Society International.