John Kirkman was born in Pasadena, Calif., and grew up in Darien. He graduated from Darien  High School in 1973, where he was active in track, bowling and basketball and enjoyed hiking and camping. He graduated from Bethany College in 1977 with an M.S. in economics and was active in track and bowling. John worked for various banks in Fairfield County from 1977 to 1994, when he joined a firm in Stamford as a financial consultant and worked there until retirement in 2017. John and his wife Marion live in Rowayton and have a son and a daughter. John belongs to the Silvermine Golf Club, PGA National and Roton Point Club. For recreation, he enjoys golf and travel. Sponsored by Kevin Davidson