Growing up in the Portland area, John enjoyed frequent visits to Multnomah Falls and Bonneville Dam. He credits these visits with setting him on a path of working to protect water resources in the Pacific Northwest. John has built a 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 Graduate Institute 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 with his family in Milwaukie and enjoys freedom from traffic on his bike or train rides to work. He enjoys running, skiing, rock climbing, and any adventure where he can bring his chocolate lab Atlas.
John is a licensed professional Civil Engineer in the State of Oregon (license number 76016PE).