John is the founding executive director of Blackstone Ranch Institute, which provides early seed grants and strategic advice to emergent initiatives across a broad array of environmental and sustainability fronts. During the 1990s he was a global troubleshooter for UNICEF, where he investigated the effectiveness of their role in the world’s most complex humanitarian relief operations.
He has also been an adjunct professor of international politics at the University of New Mexico, and written for a variety of publications over the years that include the New York Times, International Herald Tribune and Travel and Leisure Magazine. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon, Central Africa during the late 1970s. He lives in Taos, New Mexico.