John Robinson serves on the board of the Maine Commercial Association of Realtors, and is a candidate for the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. He also serves as a board member of Portland Community Squash and is the Treasurer of the Harvard Club in Maine. He acts as a French/English translator for newly arrived refugees. He holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard and an MFA from Brown. He spent many years volunteering with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Maine Chapter, which promotes LEED Certified buildings and healthy schools.