John J. Wood
I am a 2011 graduate of the University of Maine at Orono. I have a bachelor’s of science in wildlife ecology and a concentration in fisheries science. I grew up in Warren, Me hunting and fishing with my family and have always had a great passion for the outdoors. Throughout college, I was able to work with graduate students on projects including research on wild turkeys and brook trout. After earning my degree, I landed a job with Maine Department of Marine Resources where I assisted in collecting biological data for lobster management over the entire coast of Maine. During this position, I also worked for Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife collecting Moose Biological Data. From there I was lucky enough to land my current volunteer position with Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on the Bear crew. It has been an unbelievable experience to be able to work with such a passionate crew and be able to truly understand what it takes to make a difference in species management. Working on the bear crew has truly been one of the best decisions I have made in my career path. The crew and the work we do is inspirational and outstanding. I go to work every day hoping it will never end. The lessons learned each day, the goals accomplished and the company in which I am so fortunate to do it in, is truly incredible.