BSF University of Florida, 1969
Jack began with the Division of Forestry in 1971, developing a pilot urban forestry program for Miami-Dade County. He joined the Florida Forestry Association (FFA) in 1972 before founding Natural Resource Planning Services, Inc. (NRPS) in 1974 with partner Tom Mastin. NRPS expanded to four offices providing forest inventory, silviculture, urban forestry, wildlife management, appraisal, and real estate services to clients across the Southeast. Jack received UF's Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004 and the College of Agriculture and Life Science Alumni and Friends Award of Distinction in 2010. He twice served FFA as President, participated on the Board of Directors, chaired the Public Lands and Governmental Relations Committees, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Jack served as President of the 4-H Foundation and on numerous governmental and non-profit boards.
Florida Division SAF Chair, 1982
FL SAF C. Huxley Coulter Award, 1985
SAF President's Award for Outstanding Field Forester, 2004
SAF Convention Program Tri-Chair and Moderator, 2009
SAF Fellow, 2012
Inducted in Florida Society of American Foresters HALL OF FAME August 27, 2015