John has devoted most of his career to researching and monitoring fish populations throughout Northern California and Eastern Oregon. In support of many salmonids and other freshwater fish species, he has worked closely with a variety of natural resource stakeholders including state and federal agencies, Native American tribes, nonprofit organizations, and private landowners. John earned his master’s degree in Fisheries Biology at Humboldt State while leading Coho and Chinook Salmon monitoring programs designed to track population trends and investigate life history variations to better serve fishery management and recovery. With strong interests in both watershed restoration and population monitoring, his current pursuits blend both fields in monitoring restoration effectiveness. John possesses leadership experience in many aquatic habitat and fish sampling techniques including passive integrated transponder (PIT) tag, radio tag and acoustic tag applications, downstream migrant trapping, multibeam sonar monitoring systems, and numerous biological and habitat-based stream surveys. In the off-hours, when he’s not in the garden or kitchen, John can be found biking soggy coastal trails or river bar hopping in search of birds, mushrooms, and spawning fish.
Education: M.S. Fisheries Biology, B.A. Biology