2019 Ambassador of the Year
Since graduating from the University of California with a degree in in Aquatic Biology, John has spent most of his career managing brands and products for Tetra, United Pet Group, and now, Spectrum Brands.
Starting in 2017, John has been managing the GloFish® R&D facility in Tampa, Florida, and is now leading the charge for Well Aware’s GloFish® partnership. Early in 2018, John travelled to Kenya with Well Aware for the first time to document the impact of the company’s donations. He has since led Spectrum Brands employees to raise and donate nearly $200,000, returned to East Africa in November 2019 to further monitor the progress and impact, and continues to set lofty goals for the partnership's success.
“I was so moved and inspired by the incredible impact that this small but passionate team was having in these communities and I knew that I had to help in some way. I have spent most of my career working with aquariums, which would not be possible without our access to clean water.
Working with Well Aware to provide clean water for communities in East Africa seems like a great way for myself, GloFish, and Spectrum Brands to give back.”