John Carver is a native of Ann Arbor.  John attended Hillsdale College, the University of Miami and Eastern Michigan Universities obtaining a BBA Degree. John traveled the world as a sailer for Merchant Marine. He was a founder of the nationally known Second Chance Nightclub/Conservatory Restaurant, Good Time Charley’s (U. of Michigan’s No.1 college bar) and was on the Board of The Ark music club.  John has a long history of conservation work active in marketing the National and the Michigan ‘Nature Conservancy’ organizations. He is co-founder of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters and the National Wildlife Federation’s President’s Council. He co-founded the Wolfpack, a pioneering action-oriented group of conservation-minded leaders operating under the auspices of the NWF. John was awarded the Ann Arbor, Michigan ‘Key to the City’ for community work and the Golden Paintbrush Award for commissioning public art projects.  He received the National Wildlife Federation’s Virginia Ball Award, a national award presented at the Smithsonian Institution. He has supported Amara Conservation for a number of years and is a founding member of the Tsavo Keepers Society. John is married to Patricia Henry Carver, and they have three children - Jack, Stella, and Rose.