Jon Hoech, Vice President of Animal Care
Jon Hoech oversees all aspects of Monterey Bay Aquarium's Animal Care Division, including Husbandry Operations, Collections, Dive Programs, Veterinary Services and Applied Research (water quality) functions.
As a member of the senior management team, Jon participates in short- and long-range planning and decision-making for the Aquarium.
Jon has been a member of the Aquarium's Animal Care 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.