John grew up in the SF Bay Area on the Peninsula and attended San Francisco State University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. In the early 1970s, his family purchased a prune and pear ranch in Geyserville which was later converted to vineyards. John enjoyed my summers and weekends on the property and around Sonoma County until 1990 when he moved here permanently and began his real estate career. John owns and operates Dayton & Tremont Real Estate and Dayton Property Management in Healdsburg and has been in business for almost 30 years.
John is married to Lisa Dayton who is a local chiropractor and is part of a multi-generational Sonoma County family. They have 4 daughters ranging in age from 12-21 years old that have been involved actively in the community, local sports and 4H. John follows in the footsteps of his father, Pete Dayton and mother, Nancy Dayton who have served on the Healthcare Foundation Board. He strongly believes in the mission of the Foundation and providing health care to all residents in the community.