John and his family moved to San Luis Obispo in 1978 after escaping from the Los Angeles area! He was raised in Clearwater, Florida as one of the first pioneer families to homestead in the area in the 1860’s. John spent his young years exploring the gulf and undeveloped areas of the county.
“During college summers I journeyed to California and worked as a Forest Service firefighter, carpenter, welder, and wastewater laboratory technician. After graduation in civil engineering, I returned to California permanently to work for the Los Angeles Flood Control District providing flood hazard advice to communities through the LA Basin.
In 1978, I joined the SLO County Engineering Department as the Office Engineer. This position gave me a great understanding of the County and I formed relationships that carry forward to the present time in private practice and volunteer work.
John provided many agencies and private clients with engineering advice over the years. He is past president and remains on the board of the Monterey Co. Chapter of APWA. He volunteers with local and international organizations including Eco Alianza, an environmental organization in Loreto BCS, Mexico. He is a charter member of the Rotary Club de Tolosa of San Luis Obispo and serves on other LCSLO committees including the Governance and Nominating, and Development Committees.
My wife and I enjoy ranch work, outdoor adventures, volunteer work and travel to special places. We have two grown sons who ranch with their own families.
I truly enjoy the work that the SLOLC does and especially appreciate working with all our outstanding staff!