Current Employer: Vista Geoscience LLC, 130 Capital Drive, Suite A, Golden, CO 80401, (303) 277-1694
John Fontana is a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG #11985), an NGWA Certified Well Driller (CWD #12270)), a licensed water well driller (NM, NE, UT, SD, OK, KS), and serves as President/CEO and owner of Vista GeoScience LLC, based in Golden, Colorado. John oversees all business operations at Vista, including environmental drilling (Geoprobe®), injection remediation services, soil gas investigations, and High-Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC) and 3D data modeling services. John pioneered and introduced many of these services in the Rocky Mountain region and has supervised many Triad type environmental site characterizations and remediation projects at major DOD, DOE, and commercial/industrial sites across the country.
John has served as co-chair on the CEMS Program Committee, and on the Board of Directors as a Director, President, Past President, and currently as Treasurer. He also serves as a Board Member/Advisor on the Executive Committee for the Colorado Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG). John is also a member of CGWA, CWWCA, NGWA, AAPG, AEG, RMAG, RMAEP, ITRC (IAP), SAME, and SWANA. He served on the EPA Scientific Advisory Board on the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water, and has also provided expert testimony in the area of stray gas (methane) migration issues. Most recently John served on the Interstate Regulatory Technical Council (ITRC) teams and assisting in writing two guidance documents; Implementing Advanced Site Characterization Tools (2019, ASCT-1) and Optimizing Injection Strategies and In-Situ Remediation Performance (2020, OIS-ISRP-1 ).
John’s 40 years of experience includes: 35 years as a business owner/manager, well-site geologist, laboratory management, managing domestic and international geochemical exploration programs, environmental site investigations, geotechnical and environmental drilling technologies, in-situ remediation injection design and implementation, analysis of soil gas for trace natural gases or contaminants, forensic analysis including stable isotopes, environmental baseline studies, carbon sequestration monitoring, statistical data analysis, mapping and 3D data modeling to create conceptual site models from integrated data sets.
John earned his BS degree in Geology, Oceanography and Physics from Humboldt State University in 1981. Originally from California, John and his wife moved to Colorado in 1981, and now live in the Ken-Caryl Valley area. Empty nesters, they enjoy time with their daughter Christina and son David whenever possible. John volunteered for several years as a Cub Master and Scout Master where he enjoyed backpacking, camping and canoeing in the Rocky Mountains while teaching leadership and outdoor skills to young men. He enjoys skiing, boating, fishing, hiking, SCUBA diving, as well as the occasional Rockies game.
You can link up with John at http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnvfontana
JOHN V. FONTANA, CPG, CWD
President & CEO
VISTA GEOSCIENCE LLC;
130 Capital Drive, Suite A, Golden, Colorado 80401
Work Phone: 303-277-1694,