CBS Marquesas bio excerpts (circa January,
"John F. Carroll was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in
Omaha, Nebraska. In high school, he was a state-ranked track
& field and cross-country runner. He also ran in the
Junior Olympics his senior year. After graduation, he
attended Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska, on a
track and cross-country scholarship, and lettered in tennis
as a walk-on during his sophomore year. While attending
Midland, he was elected class president, appointed
Entertainment Director for campus activities, joined the
Kappa Phi fraternity, ministered as a Liturgical clown and
appeared in campus theatre productions. He holds an
Associate of Science degree in Nursing (ASN) from Excelsior
College and is a Registered Nurse in Nebraska. In 2000, he
delivered the senior commencement speech at Bellevue
University after graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor
of Science (BS) degree in Criminal Justice.
After leaving Midland, Carroll spent nearly three years in
the United States Air Force where he worked as a medic. In
1990, he moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where he then spent
almost eight years working with people afflicted with AIDS.
During this period, he raised money and donated significant
time and energy to numerous AIDS organizations.
In 1997, Carroll returned to Omaha and began working with US
West/Qwest, a telecommunication and broadband company. He
soon became a successful sales consultant and trainer. In
his spare time, he became a member of the Telephone Pioneers
of America, the world's largest industry-related volunteer
organization, and raised money for various relief and
community events. In 2001, he decided to leave his job to
attend law school.
Carroll briefly attended Creighton University School of Law
in August, 2001, but withdrew when he was informed that he
had been selected to participate in Survivor: Marquesas.
He will return to Creighton in August, 2002, to resume his
John Carroll is an avid fan of the University of Nebraska
Cornhusker's football team. His other hobbies include
digital photography, playing volleyball, lifting weights,
running, swimming, landscaping and adding to his hot-sauce
collection. He also donates his time and services to the Van
Ness Recovery House, Nebraska AIDS Project, LA Goal/Inside
Out Productions and The Elephant Sanctuary. Currently
single, Carroll lives in Omaha with his dog, Kimbah. His
birth date is June 14."