John is an architect and sustainability leader with over 25 years of diverse experience in private practice and as an owner/owner's representative. As a part of the Starbucks Innovation and Sustainability team, he co-authored the Starbucks LEED for Retail Volume Build Program and led the execution team responsible for sustainable strategies and LEED certifications. With over 1,600 certified stores in 20 different countries/US territories, the program certified more projects than any other private company in the world and has certified stores in more countries than any other retailer. In private architectural practice, John spent 13 years at Mithun, Inc. in Seattle working with a variety of retail, commercial and institutional clients including: REI, Seattle Coffee Company, Precor, Mirival and the IslandWood Environmental Learning Center. He is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker on sustainability at scale and has led presentations to building professionals on subjects related to LEED volume certification and sustainability at the national AIA convention, multiple Greenbuild conferences and a variety of other industry events. John is a dedicated environmental advocate serving on the boards of EarthCorps and the Northwest Natural Resource Group and as a member of the AIA COTE Advocacy Task Force.