John Blackburn

Assistant Director of Development, College Foundation

John works as a development officer for the College Foundation of the University of Virginia.

A Charlottesville native, John earned two degrees from UVA, worked as an outdoors instructor, and founded Blue Ridge Outdoors before moving to the Shenandoah Valley where he became passionate about food and started two farm-to-table restaurants, the Red Hen and Pure Eats. There he also served on a variety of non-profit boards.

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