John is the driving force behind WildAid’s operations including program strategy, fundraising efforts, international program management, and organizational operations. He brings valuable expertise from 15 years of managing conservation programs in Southeast Asia and 12 years at PRBO Conservation Science.
John’s entrepreneurial spirit and hands-on attitude have helped launch innovative rural development projects in Thailand, manage a conservation program for the largest protected area in Laos, and establish an award-winning family planning program for the Vietnam Women's Union. He works closely with like-minded individuals including pre-eminent social entrepreneur Mechai Viravaidya and lends his expertise to the creative process including the publication of a guidebook to Thai national parks and a coffee table book on Thai flora and fauna. During one watershed moment in recent Thai political history, John seized the opportunity to write speeches for Thailand's Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun. When not in the water or in the forest, he enjoys gardening and cooking.