John Rising, R.Ph.
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
MCSE NT, Security+
Location: Colorado Springs
John is a registered pharmacist and government employee who has worked in pharmacy for over twenty four years.
John took up photography in middle school at the American Overseas School of Rome where he took photos of fellow students for the school yearbook. While attending the University of Colorado in Boulder, John continued his passion for photography and freelanced for the University of Colorado yearbook. Now he enjoys taking photos of landscapes, wildlife, and wildflowers whenever the opportunity arises.
In his spare time John is frequently out hiking in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. John has hiked six fourteeners and plans on hiking two more this year. Astronomy and paleontology are two of John’s many interests. John built his own Dobsonion telescope with an eight inch mirror while a member of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. He has also worked on many paleontological digs in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. In Wyoming he helped work on a new species of Allosaurus and Stegosaurus, and in Utah he worked at a Utahraptor site.
John also has worked in the IT field as both an e-commerce web developer and a systems administrator. He has taken over seven IT certifications including Security+.
This is John’s first attempt to use WordPress, so the site should improve as time permits.