About Us - Meet John

John completed his undergraduate studies at Utah State University in Logan, Utah where he graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science. As part of his undergraduate coursework, John worked for the Utah Legislature where he helped members of the legislature prepare and present legislative proposals.

Signing DocumentAfter graduating from Utah State, John worked for the American Capital Group, a government relations firm in Washington, D.C., where he facilitated client meetings with members of Congress, drafted appropriation and grant requests, helped research and author The American Energy Act (H.R.6566) for Speaker John Boehner, and successfully managed a congressional re-election campaign.

John earned his Jurist Doctorate degree from American University Washington College of Law, where he was awarded the Dean’s Academic Scholarship. While attending law school, John was also employed full-time as a senior legislative assistant for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. In this capacity, John advised and provided substantive guidance on natural resources, environmental, public lands, housing, tax, trade, transportation, immigration, education, and health care policy and he worked with state and local officials, constituents, and a wide variety of industry representatives to develop, draft, and advance federal legislation through Congress. John successfully authored a number of legislative proposals that were ultimately signed into law by President Obama. John was also an active participant in key policy negotiations during joint House/Senate conference committees, including the 2012 Surface Transportation Conference Committee, and he was responsible for setting the procedural and substantive agenda for the House of Representatives’ Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulations.

John has extensive experience working with both state and federal administrative agencies and he has successfully prepared, advocated, and negotiated constituent claims against the Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Interior, and the Department of Defense.

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