John brings over 9 years of experience working in the land conservation field to Colorado Open Lands. Since 2006, John has worked for Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) in both stewardship and new easement capacities. Prior to VOF, John interned with Pacific Forest Trust located in San Francisco. John has a B.S. in Environmental Policy and Planning from Virginia Tech and recently received a M.S. in Natural Resources from Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, where he focused on network creation, partnering and collaboration. John enjoys experiencing different cultures, music, exploring and is excited to live in Colorado.