George possesses an extensive background in biology and data management/analysis. After earning an MS in Biology from Portland State University where he studied the phylogenetics of the American pika, he worked for the USGS Columbia River Research Laboratory and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researching the effects of Columbia River dams on juvenile salmonids. Understanding the value of data on the success of these efforts, he continued to develop and deepen his knowledge of data management and analysis at 3Degrees, Inc. George also served as an instructor of Principles of Wildlife Conservation and Ecology and Evolution at Mt. Hood Community College, and he worked at the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission to improve Pacific lamprey populations in the Columbia River.
A native of Houston, Texas, George now calls Portland home with his wife, twin boys, and Welsh terrier. He appreciates the proximity to rafting, skiing, and hiking opportunities residing in Portland provides.