John Mead joined the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals at Northern Arizona University in November 2002.
John established ITEP's Tribal Wastewater Training Center and provided training and technical assistance for tribal operators and tribes located on the Colorado Plateau until 2005. Since then, he has served as program coordinator for environmental compliance inspection, green building, and water quality training programs. Currently John serves as a training course coordinator for ITEP's American Indian Air Quality Training Program, the OSWER/ITEP Tribal Lands and Environment Forum coordinator, and works with EPA's Toxics Release Inventory Division.
Prior to coming to ITEP, John owned and operated a small business in the Denver Metropolitan area providing contract management services for water, sanitation, and metropolitan special districts located in suburban subdivisions and communities. Inevitably, Denver's booming population surpassed his tolerance for city life facilitating an exit from the fast lane to the tiny community of Kanab, Utah where John spent a course-correction year exploring canyons and rivers sans cell phone or pager.
When not on the job, John enjoys preparing ethnic meals, gardening, bird watching, river trips, biking and hanging out with his little family including the cat.
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Last updated: April 15, 2013