John Brighton is majority owner and president of a New Hampshire-based fire protection company. His family owns an old hill farm in Sullivan County, where he became involved with the Forest Society during land conservation projects in the area.
John was the catalyst behind the conservation of the Farnsworth Hill Forest Reservation and the abutting MacNeil Family Forest in Washington. In 2014, the Forest Society named him the Conservationist of the Year in recognition of those efforts.
John and his wife Susan live in Hanover.