Executive Director of Operations
Joined Pine River: 2008
John was a member of the Advisory Committee for three years before becoming Executive Director of Operations, and has been an enthusiastic supporter of Pine River in the educational community, and in our local neighbourhood. Before joining Pine River, he was Principal of Banting Memorial High School in Alliston for five years. He spent 20 years in outdoor education, first as a teacher and then Vice Principal of Boyne River Natural Science School. His three decades in education include teaching experiences in Australia, British Columbia, Michigan, and New York State, and he has been involved in provincial “at-risk” youth initiatives. An avid canoeist with extensive experience in Canada’s Arctic, John is passionate about outdoor and environmental education. His broad range of interests includes photography, architecture, local history, and music.