Jhon has over 12 years of experience in conservation, ecological restoration, GIS, social and environmental assessments for commodities, infrastructure, land planning and landscape approaches to sustainable development. Before joining Proforest, Jhon worked for Instituto SINCHI, National University of Colombia and YOLUKA NGO.
He holds a degree and a Master of Science in Biology from the National University of Colombia. He is also trained on High Conservation Values, ISO 9001, RSPO P&C and RSPO SCC auditing and the RSPO smallholder academy. Jhon has more than 20 publications including peer review journal papers, scientific and divulgation books about neotropical biodiversity.