John Gomez was born and raised in Northern New Mexico. He attended Colorado College where he earned a degree in Philosophy and American Ethnic Studies. He graduated from California State Los Angeles University with a Masters degree in Communication Disorders in 2009. Presently, he works as a Speech Pathologist for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He is also part time faculty at Cal State LA where he teaches a graduate-level course on stuttering and a course on psycho-social considerations. In 2017, CSULA honored John with the Lois V. Douglass Distinguished Alumnus Award. John also moonlights as a filmmaker. In 2012 he established Keen Eye Productions, LLC. His first feature film, WHEN I STUTTER had its world premiere at the Cleveland International Film Festival on April, 2nd 2017. The film recently won the “Supporter of People with Fluency Disorders Award” from the International Fluency Association. WHEN I STUTTER has been lauded by many organizations and associations for its ability to effectively raise awareness about people who stutter and their challenges in life. The film has won 7 awards, been an official selection in over 10 film festivals and has screened over 100 times worldwide.