Senior Program Officer
South Coast / Southern Willamette Valley
An East Coast refugee who settled on the West Coast more than 35 years ago, John served as a Peace Corps volunteer with a nonprofit conservation organization in Chile before moving to Eugene in 1994. With an undergraduate degree in economics and Master of Science in natural resources/forestry, he brings to OCF his experience as a community organizer, small business owner, professional mediator and facilitator, and more than 10 years as a nonprofit executive director.
John believes nonprofit organizations are a crucial part of the social fabric and deeply appreciates the opportunity to serve as a liaison between OCF and the organizations working in support of their communities. When he's not at work (and occasionally even when he is!) John enjoys hiking, backpacking, sea kayaking and traveling, not to mention a good book.
What inspires John
As a regional program officer for OCF, I have the incredible privilege of learning from the people who live in each of the communities where I work.