Montana Chapter Chairman
John has been working in the outdoor/hunting/fishing "industry" since he was 16, starting as an assistant (more like a pack mule dropping off equipment at various locations) for a fly fishing outfitter in the Swan Valley. While attending The University of Montana for degrees in Resource Conservation and Economics he worked at a local hunting shop and was a river guide leading multi-day wilderness trips out of West Glacier in the summers. After graduating he moved to Southeast Alaska to help develop new fly fishing channels of business for various salmon fishing lodges.
He began to miss Montana too much so he moved back in Missoula and is active in Montana's hunting and fishing communities. John has first hand experience watching smart policy protect and improve habitat, wildlife populations and opportunities for hunting and fishing. He is passionate about protecting backcountry, restoring degraded habitat and working with the state and private landowners to improve access.