John is a 3rd-generation Ashland resident and entrepreneur. Since graduating from UC Berkeley in 1988, he has co-founded a wide variety of education, software and biotech companies, from San Francisco to Seattle. Locally, he co-owns 3 companies in the Rogue Valley. Working more globally, his formative reading and math assessment software has been used by over 4 million kids worldwide. John spent 2 years as President of the PTA while his 2 kids attended Helman, and then joined the Board in 2011. When not shuttling his kids all over town and devoting time to his family, John feeds his other passions as a commissioner for the Ashland Forest Lands Commission, and a Board member of the Rogue Gallery and Art Center.
Position #2; Began 7/1/2015; Term expires 6/30/2019