John T. Shannon
Retired USDA Forest Service
John earned bachelor of science degrees in forest management and outdoor recreation management from North Carolina State University, a master of forestry degree from Duke University, and a law degree, with honors, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Employed by the USDA Forest Service, he is the Deputy Director for State and Private Forestry for the Northern and Intermountain Regions. Earlier John enjoyed a long career with the Arkansas Forestry Commission, including 18 years as State Forester. He practiced law for five years. John lives in Missoula, Montana. He has two adult children, and is blessed with four grandchildren.