Jon Hoech, Vice President of Husbandry
Hoech oversees all aspects of Monterey Bay Aquarium's husbandry activities, including husbandry operations, collections, dive programs, veterinary services and applied research (water quality) functions. As a member of the senior management team, the VP of Husbandry participates in institution-wide short- and long-range planning and decision-making. Jon has been a member of the aquarium’s husbandry division since 1990 and has served in a variety of exhibit care capacities, including oversight of dive safety operations. He has a special interest in fish pathology and fish health management.
Prior to his tenure at the aquarium, Jon was a high school teacher, local SCUBA dive tour guide and aquarium hobbyist. Jon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from Humboldt State University, and a secondary teaching credential from Chapman College.