Brian Johns was born and raised in East Gwillimbury. Growing up outside of Holt, and attending Mount Albert Public School, he and his wife, Mariangela, and two young kids, Vittoria and Luca, now call Sharon their home.

Brian serves as the CEO of Water Ambassadors Canada, a charity focused on delivering access to clean water internationally. His past experiences include entrepreneurial efforts as a partner of Vince’s Market over a 15-year history. Brian has also served as a volunteer board treasurer for a national trade advocacy organization, volunteer president of a provincial political organization, volunteer director for the York Region Children’s Fund, and a volunteer board member for multiple economic development advisory teams.

A Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal recipient for his work in the community, Brian has supported numerous causes from Easter Seals to Entrepreneurial Mentorship/Incubation projects.

In his spare time, Brian loves going for runs or walks with his family through the neighbouring trail systems and into the Conservation areas.