George possesses an extensive background in biology and data management/analysis. While at the USGS Columbia River Research Laboratory and the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, he researched the effects of Columbia River dams on juvenile salmon. Understanding the value of data on the success of these efforts, he honed his data management and analysis experience with roles at 3Degrees, Inc. and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. Prior to joining Sitka, George served as an instructor of Principles of Wildlife Conservation and Ecology and Evolution at Mt. Hood Community College.
A native of Houston, Texas, George now calls Portland home with his wife and twin boys. He appreciates the close proximity to rafting, skiing, and hiking opportunities residing in Portland provides.