- From San Diego, California.
- A graduate of the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
- Has played fiddle with Chris Stuart and BackCountry, Tony Trischka and Territory, Darol Anger, other bands.
- Performs as a duo with guitarist Molly Tuttle.
- 2014, played fiddle in Steve Martin & Edie Brickell’s musical, Bright Star, for it’s premier run in New York.
- 2014, released first solo album Walking Distance (no label).
- 2014, released Molly Tuttle & John Mailander album (no label).
- 2017, released a music instruction book A Fiddler’s Guid to Moveable Shapes (self published).
- 2018, joined Bruce Hornsby’s touring band the Noisemakers.