John Banks was born and raised in Ohio. He graduated from Capital Law School and was called to the Ohio Bar. After practicing law for 20 years, he moved to Victoria, BC with his family in 1992. He volunteered in many roles in that city, including President with Victoria Habitat for Humanity. John and his wife Margot moved to Parksville in 2015. John is a full time grandfather and volunteers with a number of local organizations. He was elected to the SOS Board in June, 2019.