John Randell grew up in Millbury, MA playing sports and exploring the wooded areas around central and western Massachusetts In 1990, he graduated from Worcester State College with a bachelor’s degree in communications. It was here that he first developed an interest in wildlife and photography.
Following graduation, he began a full time position as a rural postal carrier, a career which he had started part time in college while working with his father a lifetime carrier himself. When given his own route through the beautiful Blackstone Valley Town of Sutton, MA his appreciation for local wildlife continued to grow.
John picked up a camera again in 2011 and has been taking beautiful photographs ever since. The desire to share his love for nature led to the creation of a wildlife group on social media. John created and co-manages Wildlife of Worcester County and Beyond with another wildlife enthusiast. This group engages local nature lovers and helps members to photograph and identify different animals and birds – something that his Uncle Fred has always encouraged him to do as a child and into his adult years.
John loves to travel to Florida to see different varieties of wildlife, however he is just as happy as always to take a short walk down a secluded path in the woods of central Mass to take a good picture of a common bird.