"A Visit from Santa Claus" began in December 2004 with Santa John retiring from his regular job. Each year he acquired more education to become a better Santa to the children of his world. Several years attendance to the International University of Santa Claus resulted in a Masters of Santa Claus. Then attendance at the CW Howard Santa School in Midland, MI brought him a PHD. Continued attendance to these and other schools helps Santa John to become the best Santa he can be.
Additional membership in Santa-America, becoming a Haven Hospice volunteer and being an active member of the Florida based Palm Tree Santas group has added to his knowledge and skills in working with children of all ages and backgrounds.
Santa John has attended two Santa orientated Conventions and attended work shops to increase his abilities to work with children with special needs. The acquring of additional knowledge is on going.