After ‘trialling’ retirement for nine months, John was ready to re-engage with his vocation but this time wanted to become more environmentally aware and make a contribution. John spent over 30 years in the public service in human resources, program and business management. He completed his accounting degree later in life and spent after a few years as a tax accountant. His time is now divided between travel, grandchildren, the RiverFoundation and cooking. Baked cheesecakes are his specialty and he has found the RiverFoundation staff and volunteers willing judges of his creations.