Born and raised in Traverse city,michigan, john developed a passion for the outdoors and being creative at a young age. he started filming videos in the fifth grade with a family videocamera, and has since taken the time to explore many different avenues of video production, photoGraphy, and graphic design.

A graduate of The University of Michigan's Screen Arts and Cultures program, Newland began his professional career working on the AT&T Cricket Wireless media team in Atlanta, GA. He currently lives in Detroit, Michigan, where he works as a SENIOR VIDEO AND GRAPHIC Designer for Meridian, a wellcare company.