Jack graduated from Colorado State University with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Wildlife Biology. Jack brings 38 years of experience from his US Forest Service career. In his career, he worked in several positions in 9 different locations in Oregon, Colorado, California, New Mexico, Alaska, and Washington DC. In DC, 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 species and served on international wildlife conservation councils. He now serves on three boards at Colorado State University for the Department of Athletics, College of Natural Resources, and the Alumni Association. He also does part-time consulting in nature education in inner-city schools in Chicago and Houston. Jack lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.