John lives in Vanderbilt, Michigan with his wife and closest fishing partner, Sue. They have been married since 1992. They have two German Short-hair Pointers, Jazz & George. They spend much of their time on the Au Sable River and in the Pigeon River Country State Forest. John & Sue spend much of their time in the water chasing trout, as well as, in the woods hunting upland birds and deer.
John loves to fly fish all year for trout, which initiated his passionate involvement in Coldwater Conservation. He currently serves as the Chairman of Michigan Trout Unlimited and was President of the Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited 2005 – 2013. He serves as the Chairman of the Pigeon River Country State Forest – Advisory Council. John has served on many different workgroups and councils, appointed by the Director of the DNR.
John works for Roseburg Forest Products, based in Roseburg, Oregon. The company manufactures Softwood & Hardwood Plywood, Particle Board, and Engineered Wood Products (I-Joist and LVL for residential construction). John works from his home office and sells Engineered Wood Products by traveling to four states. He has been in the Residential Building Materials industry since 1988.
Some of his proudest accomplishments have been:
· Serving on the Board for Anglers since 2010
· Headwaters Chapter – “Chapter of the Year” 2005, 2009.
· Pigeon River Case – reaching a Settlement Agreement for the Song of the Morning Dam Removal.
· Engaging others to become active Coldwater Conservationists
· Meeting wonderful people as a result of his involvement
· Having Fun!