He supervises the staff officers and is responsible for managing various scientific, budgetary, and administrative aspects of Council obligations. John earned his Doctorate degree from the University of Idaho, researching the white sturgeon population in the middle Snake River.
He has been with the Council for over 25 years, following several years of service as a research biologist, environmental coordinator, and anadromous fishery manager for the State of Idaho. Before becoming the Deputy Director, John was responsible for Council salmon fishery management matters. Little-known fact: John is an avid dancer and is involved with the Portland Country Dance Community.