Mr. Johnson was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where he had the great privilege to train under several coaching legends including Olympic Pairs Champion Robert Paul and Frank Caroll. He was a USFS National Championships competitor in Junior and Senior Pairs and a former Sectional Champion.
He has over 30 years of coaching experience in Europe and the U.S. and he traveled the globe with several Ice shows in Europe and the Far East including Holiday on Ice.
Mr. Johnson enjoys working with all levels of skaters from grassroots to senior levels. He is a Master Rated PSA Coach in the Freeskating, Moves in the Field, and Group Disciplines. He has also served as a PSA South Atlantic Coaches Representative and as a PSA Coaches Ratings Examiner. He has been Director of the KIA Figure skating program since 2000 and is committed to the development of skaters of all levels and abilities. He particularly enjoys training jump technique and recently introduced the high-tech off-ice motorized rotation/jump harness training system to KIA. His many students on both continents include four of the coaches currently teaching on the KIA staff.
Mr. Johnson and his wife Jane created the USFS Basic Skills Series concept over 17 years ago which has been a huge success for promoting grass roots skating and rink cooperation.