John leads teams that produce persuasive investigations, analyses, presentations, and reports to support environmental management decisions. He provides technical and strategic support to clients responsible for reducing environmental risk associated with contaminated sites and pollutant discharges. His work includes site-specific projects, guidance development, and research to improve the science behind environmental regulations. The common thread among these distinct types of projects is the goal of improving the cost-effectiveness of protective environmental regulatory decisions.
John has authored approximately 40 peer-reviewed publications over the past 35 years and remains active in publishing. He currently serves as a deputy editor-in-chief of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. In addition, he is a founding member of the Council of the International Board of Environmental Risk Assessors (IBERA), a not-for-profit organization that develops and administers professional certification exams for environmental risk assessors from around the globe. He is a recent past president of the Society of the Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North American Board of Directors, and he recently completed a term on the SETAC World Council.
When he’s not working, you will find John messing up home improvement projects, spending time with his family, practicing yoga and meditation, and being of service in any way he can.
John is singularly the best ecological scientist I have ever dealt with and, no matter what the project (cleanup, permitting, NEPA), he had the total respect from the agency personnel. I would recommend him for any project.
-Joan Snyder, Stoel Rives