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Work experience

National Science Foundation

Intern - U.S. Antarctic Research Program   (1972)

Research and Museum Technician   (1972 to 1974)

National Coastal Ecosystems Team

Biological Oceanographer   (1980 to 1982)

Ecological Services Field Office

Senior Fish and Wildlife Biologist   (1982 to 1990)

Michigan State Office

Deputy State Supervisor    (1990 to 1996)

Division of Habitat and Resource Conservation

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Chief - Branch of Budget and Performance    (2007 to 2010)

Chief - Branch of Habitat Assessment             (1998 to 2007)

Chief - Branch of Federal Activities                (1996 to 1998)



M.A. Biological Sciences

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories - California State University, Hayward

B.S. Zoology




Program or project leader in the Pacific Northwest.

About John

Professional program and project management.  Federal budget, supervision, instruction, and biological expertise. John has substantive experience working in FWS Headquarters and Field Offices across the United States.  He is knowledgeable of Federal environmental statutes, budget/performance requirements, and contract/agreement protocols.  John is also a proficient writer and public speaker.  He is well practiced in habitat, impact, and NEPA assessment skills. He has a passion for the coasts, and possesses in-depth knowledge of wetlands, and estuarine and marine ecology.


Performance Recognition Awards - FWS (2005 - 2010)

Environmental Achievement Award - Secretary of the Interior (2001)

TQM Award - FWS Region 3 (1992)

Unit Citation Award - Secretary of the Interior (1982)