John Blackburn

Associate Director of Philanthropy, The Nature Conservancy

John works as a fundraiser for The Nature Conservancy.

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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