Growing up in the Willamette Valley, John enjoyed frequent visits to Multnomah Falls and Bonneville Dam. These visits help set him on a path of working to protect water resources in the Pacific Northwest. John has built his career combining computer science with civil and environmental engineering. His love of technology and passion for the natural environment are manifest in a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Oregon State University, followed by an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the Oregon Health Science University and licensure as a professional Civil Engineer in the state of Oregon.
John has a strong background working with government agencies on natural resource and watershed health projects, including experience as a Civil Engineer at the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services and in private consulting. He was instrumental in the analysis and modeling of Portland's "Big Pipe" project to protect the Willamette River from combined sewer overflows. He has diverse work experience that includes project management, software development, regulatory compliance reporting, and hydraulic/hydrologic modeling.
John currently resides on a working farm south of Canby with his wife and three young children. When he’s not busy solving natural resource data management challenges, he can be found playing with his kids and helping out on the family farm.
John is a licensed professional Civil Engineer in the State of Oregon (license number 76016PE).