Santa Cruz, CA
from the show catalog:
After college, John worked at the Wheelsmith bike shop selling custom bikes and doing fittings. He later moved to Santa Cruz and worked as a mechanic, took welding classes and continued his hobby of artistic metalwork.
His dream to build special bicycles continued by learning from several of Northern California's great framebuilders and then starting Cloud Nine in 2004. John is now living his dream: riding and building high-performance road and trail bicycles for avid cyclists.