John holds a Masters of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Resources from West Virginia University and an undergraduate degree in Biology from Shepherd College. John has worked at the Freshwater Institute since 1998. John’s research has focused on land-based aquaculture of salmonid species and recirculating aquaculture systems technology with specific projects related to system hydraulics, waste management, aquaculture production noise, water quality, and nitrate nitrogen toxicity. John also manages aquaculture production systems in several buildings and oversees production of rainbow trout for supplemental stocking in support of the state of Maryland’s recreational trout fishing program. While at the Freshwater Institute, John has contributed as an author to 16 peer review research articles that have published in Aquacultural Engineering and Aquaculture journals and received first author recogition for Superior Research Paper from the Aquacultural Engineering Society.