John Lashbrook


Get to know me..

Hello, friends! My name is John Lashbrook and I’m the CEO of Hope School Electronics. I’m a lifelong advocate for mental health care and a champion of all those who struggle with mental health challenges, especially when it comes to digital literacy and technological competency. I’ve experienced first-hand the everyday difficulties of dealing with our fast-paced, digital world. Whether you need help with a specific device, or just want to understand the virtual world of computers and technology a little better, you’ve come to the right place. 

My Story

Born in Toronto Canada in 1944, I moved to the United States as a child but returned to Canada in 1950. In 1955 my family moved to Barbados where my father was the president of a college. I finished grade school and started high school. In 1960 we moved to Wilmore Kentucky where my father died suddenly. I graduated from high school and attended Asbury College from 1961-1965 where I majored in psychology and graduated first in my class.
From 1965 through 1968 I lived in Brazil where I learned to speak Portuguese. I majored in library science at the University of Kentucky and worked as a librarian at several schools in Ohio from 1975-1992 when mental illness forced me to retire. However during those 17 years I studied at The Ohio State University and earned a PhD in educational communications in 1983. From 2012-2013 I studied business and education at UK in Lexington Kentucky.
My early and mid-life were marked by struggles with addiction. Now fully recovered, I’ve been sober since December of 2010. As a traveler, a seeker and a lifelong learner, I’ve acquired a rich history of lessons and wisdom – wisdom that I hope to share with you. Money can’t buy the education I’ve received through conquering adversity, hardship and spiritual struggle. But it can be shared through genuine connection, and through commitment to education and personal growth. 

Digital technology, including videos, mobile devices and even just personal electronics like desktop computers and connecting cords can often be difficult and overwhelming. If you’re struggling to learn, don’t worry – you are not alone! Hope School Electronics is here to help you with personalized guides, tutorials, information and all-access education to help you master the digital tools and electronic necessities you need to live your best life.  

Since moving to California in March of 2020, I’ve made it my life’s work to help those in need, by providing important resources and indispensable learning tools for those who struggle with learning disabilities and mental health issues.Hope School Electronics is one of two projects devoted to my lifelong mission to help those in need, with the other being Hope School Mental Health.


Technology Is A Friend, Not A Foe.

Everyone is worthy and deserving of a life that makes them happy and fulfilled, and a fulfilling life today usually includes technology. No matter how much you’ve struggled or how hopeless you might feel – there’s someone at Hope School Electronics who has been there before, and can help you get through it. There is always a way to reach your technological goals.

Community Is Critical.

Connection with a community of like-minded people is critical to educational success, so we provide a way to partner up with people seeking similar answers to similar problems, fellow learners who can help each other and provide support.

It’s never too late to learn.

No matter where you are in life, it’s never too late to make a change. It’s never too late to learn, or to master a new skill. It’s never too late to reach out and grab the helping hand of a technician, a video blogger, a digital native or even a digital guru. You never know what skills you might learn or how technology might save your life next.

You can book a free appointment to meet with our head Electronics Coach now by clicking here!

Our Approach

We use a self-paced, community-oriented and hands-on teaching style to promote the deepest, most developmentally fulfilling technological education for those in need. With an emphasis on information, instruction and personalized communication, we devote ourselves to creating a tech-savvy mentality and a solid grasp of understanding for all of our fellow learners and seekers. Our leaders, mentors and video tutors are here to help with any and all of your electronics needs. Feel free to explore our “Services” and “Membership” pages to learn more. You can also check out our “FAQ” page to see if any questions you have already been answered there. 

Meet the team

John Lashbrook

John Lashbrook

Founder and CEO

My name is John Lashbrook and I’m the CEO of Hope School Electronics. I’m a lifelong advocate for mental health care and a champion of all those who struggle with mental health challenges. If you’re lost and in need of help, if you’re on a search for spiritual solutions, or if you just need someone to talk to – you’ve come to the right place. We invite you to join us on this journey toward health and walk with us, together, into the light of a new day.

Chanell West

Chanell West

Grant Writer and Donor Development Consultant

My name is Chanell, and I am the Grant Writer and Donor Development Consultant for Hope School Electronics. I hold a BA in Biblical Studies from Ozark Christian College and a Certificate in Grant Writing from San Diego State University. Since 2016, I have worked in the nonprofit sector in a variety of roles, including fundraising coordinator, parenting mentor, children’s teacher, donor relations developer, grant writer, and everything in-between! My goal is to help nonprofit organizations overcome financial obstacles so they can grow and thrive.

Charles Talley

Charles Talley

Vice President and Secretary

I am Charles Talley. I am Secretary for Hope School Electronics and I am in charge of recruitment and marketing.  I have developed a great desire to help and serve people, having come from the restaurant industry. I am from Las Vegas and have seen a lot of mental health issues and I am just doing my part to lend a helping hand.

Joel Stock

Joel Stock

Website Manager and Electronics Life Coach

I am Joel Stock and I am in charge of website management and work as an Electronics Coach for Hope School Electronics. I grew up in the dusty agricultural south of Pakistan and studied Physics and Biblical Theology at Biola University. I have always been interested in better understanding electronics and sharing what I learn with friends and family. This passion has naturally lead me to my role here with Hope School Electronics.

To book an electronics coaching slot with me click here!