John McCombs serves as the Lynker GIS Team Lead within the Science and Geospatial Services Division on NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management (OCM) contract. He has over 28 years of experience in the geospatial field and has been with OCM for nearly 20 years. During his tenure at OCM he has served as the contract lead for NOAA’s Coastal Change Analysis Program, overseeing the production, scheduling, and quality control of coastal land cover development, was the Southeast and Caribbean Regional Geospatial Coordinator, serving as the point of contact for the coastal management community and all things Digital Coast, and also worked as Technical Program Leader, helping manage all projects in S&GS, mentoring staff, reviewing project plans, and technical point of contact for proposal writing. He has been a member (and 2021 Fellow) of the American Society for Photogrammety and Remote Sensing for 24 years, serving in various leadership positions (current Treasurer and Board of Directors). John holds a bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in Wildlife Management from Virginia Tech.