Coming from a background in geology and civil engineering, John was drawn to community redevelopment because of the vital impact this work has on the social, aesthetic, and economic value of communities.
While John is a Professional Geologist and Licensed Site Professional with a primary expertise in brownfield redevelopment, he also has a long history of coordinating multi-discipline engineering teams. In this role, he has gained a wealth of knowledge about other disciplines and the importance of seamless coordination between different experts when working on complex projects. John loves when a talented and creative team works in sync to meet a collective goal that no one person could complete on his or her own.
John directs the community development team, bringing together technical and regulatory experts with the singular purpose of transforming underutilized real estate into a space the community can enjoy. Harnessing the capability of diverse perspectives to enhance and build on an initial concept, John is motivated by guiding projects from initial vision to constructed final product. As John says, “When we leave a community better off than when we started, it feels really good.”