John Murphy was raised in Muskegon, MI. Leading an adventurous life, John has had the opportunity to experience a variety of cultures. Because of this, he has learned that wherever you visit there is always a need for community involvement and friendly helping hands for those in need. As a result, John and his wife, Barbara, decided they would be involved as volunteers.
John retired approximately 8 years ago after a 28 year career with Houston Police Department (24 as a member of the Special Weapons Attack Team). He and his wife moved to Bayfield, and have since become actively involved in promoting silent sports, clean environment, and community volunteering. Along with volunteering, John balances life as a personal trainer, rental management, youth programs, and many other community projects.
John has volunteered for a variety of causes over the years, but has found a growing desire to help older adults. He believes in “stepping up” where needed. John has a passion for advocating healthy aging, and where there is disability, John tries to find ways to remove barriers to independence. He believes that volunteering strengthens the foundation of a healthy community, and where he sees the need and is able to help, he dives in!
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