John Seebach came back to American Rivers in June 2007 from the Hydropower Reform Coalition, where he had served as National Coordinator since January 2005. He now chairs the Coalition, working with large and small NGOs from across the country to make hydropower dams cause less harm to fish, wildlife, and local communities. Previously, John has worked as a grantwriter for American Rivers, an English teacher, an interpreter, a policy analyst and a raft guide. He has a master’s in International Relations with a concentration in Environmental Dispute Resolution from the University of Kentucky, and an undergraduate degree in English from Davidson College.
A Kentucky native, John has been an avid hiker, canoeist and kayaker for as long as he can remember.