John is an experienced social entrepreneur. Recently retired after 11 years as GM and CFO of NextBus, he led a team that developed technology that delivers real-time bus arrival information to riders. John and his wife Beth Ferree are key members of the team that’s created the new Lafayette Community Garden and also were part of the original Urban Farmers project. Their own gardens include fruit trees, native plants, vegetables, and chickens. Outside of Lafayette, John heads the Pugwash Park Commissioners, the non-profit steward for the Canadian National Historic Site called the Thinkers Lodge. John received his BA from Dartmouth College and his MBA from Saint Mary’s College.