George retired from Patton Air Conditioning having worked in the HVAC industry as technician, service department and building management systems manager for over 40 years. A native of the Fresno/Clovis area, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 4 years with tours of duty in Alameda, CA, Alaska International Fisheries Patrol and Vietnam War Coastal Patrol. After USCG service he attended Fresno City College, receiving an AA degree focusing on industrial technology and field biology. After volunteering for the River Parkway Trust for several years he became a director and served as president of the board for seven years. He enjoys hiking, environmental science, travel, history, gardening and birding.