Jonathan Bishop received a B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in water quality from Humboldt State University, and worked for the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board for 23 years. Some of the highlights of Jon's tenure with the Los Angeles Regional Board include the development of a new program to investigate the sources of groundwater contamination impacting drinking water wells, the development of a comprehensive water quality data management system for the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.
From late in 1998 to mid 2004 Jon lead the effort to develop TMDLs in the Los Angeles Region, including the adoption of the first urban trash TMDL in the nation. In September 2004 Jon was named Executive Officer for the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. In May of 2007, Jon accepted the position of Chief Deputy Director of the State Water Resources Control Board. During the spring and summer, Jon also works as a part-time River Guide and leads whitewater-rafting trips down the Rouge River.