John worked for 33 years atri-State Generation and Transmission Association (one of the largest power plants in the United States) as a Control Room Operator prior to January of 2013, when he retired to assume office as Moffat County Commissioner.
John earned his B.S. in broadcasting from Northern Arizona University in 1976. During his undergraduate studies, Kinkaid attended Chapman College’s World Campus Afloat for a semester at sea. While on board, he studied cultural anthropology, between port stops in Africa, India and Pacific Rim countries. During that time, John not only marveled at other cultures and traditions, but also grew to deeply appreciate life in the United States. Africa and India were John’s first encounter with genuine poverty. South Africa was his first exposure to segregation and racism. The county of Angola was in the initial phase of its revolution. During John’s final year of undergraduate work, he served as Northern Arizona University’s radio station manager.
John later completed his Master of Business Administration (University of Phoenix) while working at Tri-State.
Education: John personally knows the importance of quality education, and that it gives the foundation for a good life, and so has also served as a Moffat County School District Board of Education member.
Health Care: Top-notch and affordable health care is another priority for John, who also served as a Trustee for the Memorial Hospital at Craig.