Jack lives in Penacook in an 1850 Greek Revival house that he and his wife Jo have restored. A running theme in his life is helping people, giving back to the community in whatever way he can.
He spent most of his young life learning various trades. In 1980 he joined the Peace Corps installing and testing renewable energy technologies in Botswana, Africa. Returning to the U.S, he earned a BS in Physical Geography from UMass Amherst. He was a Station Manager for ITT Antarctic Services at Palmer Station, Antarctica. For 17 years, he provided technical assistance to rural water systems under an EPA grant program. He retired as an Assistant Director of the Weatherization Program for the Community Action Program in 2013.
Currently he is a board member of the Friends of the Northern Rail Trail and the Contoocook and North Branch Rivers Local Advisory Committee and a member of the Penacook Historical Society and the Penacook Village Association.
His longest unsupported ride is Anacortes, Washington to Kalispell, Montana. His hobbies are woodworking, motorcycling, traveling and biking the USA.