A Vital Ground trustee from 2011-2023, Jack graduated from Colorado State University with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Wildlife Biology. Jack brings 38 years of experience from his U.S. Forest Service career. In his career, he worked in several positions in 9 different locations in Oregon, Colorado, California, New Mexico, Alaska, and Washington D.C., where he worked one year on the personal staff of Senator Harry Reid of Nevada. While Alaska Director of Wildlife, Fisheries, Ecology, and Subsistence, he provided key leadership in the controversial revision of the Tongass National Forest Land Management Plan. His last assignment was Special Assistant to the Director of International Programs. He established international partnerships for conservation of migratory wildlife in the Americas. He served on U.S. Delegations to International Conference of Parties, and worked on international wildlife conservation councils. He served on three Colorado State University boards of directors for the Alumni Association, Department of Athletics, and the Warner College of Natural Resources. He currently serves on the Warner College International Affairs Committee. He received the 2019 Warner College of Natural Resources Distinguished Alumni Award. He led programs for nature education in inner-city schools in Houston and Chicago. Jack lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.