Johnny grew up in Little Cottonwood Canyon with his sister Angel. It was here, at mountains such as Snowbird and Alta, that he found his passion in skiing. His father worked in the snow safety department while his mother homeschooled Johnny and Angel. This allowed for plenty of powder days. At the age of 17, he accomplished climbing the Seven Summits in one year while skiing three of them. Johnny has been able to travel the globe with film crews to ski powder in Japan, pillows in BC, spines in AK, and big mountain lines in Greenland. Even with all this traveling, he still finds time to return home to Alta to get in some resort laps.