John Greene


I have been with the USGS since 2005 and in the NWFO since 2014. Most recently, my expertise has been focused on managing the staff and activities of the Northwest Washington Field Office that mostly does surface water quantity data collection and analysis with some continuous water quality data collection. Earlier in my career, I was focused on surface/ground water quality. I was also the lead well driller on a hollow stem drill rig, drilling relatively shallow wells in the sand/gravel layers of the Upper Midwest. Most of the drilling and core sampling occurred at the Bemidji Crude Oil Spill Research Site in Northern MN. I am currently a DOI instructor for MOCC, Snowmobile Safety, Swift Water Awareness and Non-motorize Watercraft Use.


A.S. 2005. Watershed Science, Vermilion Community College

A.S. 2006. Water Quality Science, Vermilion Community College


2005-2010 - Studies/Investigations Hydrologic Technician, USGS, MN WSC (Mounds View)

2010-2014 – Data Section Hydrologic Technician, USGS, Grand Rapids Field Office, MN WSC

2014-2019 – Data Section Hydrologic Technician, USGS, Northwest Washington Field Office

2019-present – Supervisory Hydrologic Technician, USGS, Northwest Washington Field Office

Honors, Awards, Recognition, Elected Memberships: 

Recipient of 2013 USGS Diversity Award

Academic and Professional Service: 

2014 Graduation Ceremony Commencement Speaker at Vermilion Community College

Founder of Supporters of the Vermilion Water Program Scholarship