John Kinney is the program director for Black Warrior Riverkeeper.
Kinney graduated from the Altamont School and went on to the University of Vermont, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in environmental studies in 2002. He is currently attending classes at UAB pursuing a master's degree in environmental engineering.
Kinney worked part-time for Black Warrior Riverkeeper as legal program coordinator throughout 2006 and 2007 before starting full-time as program director in January 2008. As program director, Kinney maintains his duties as legal program coordinator, which includes assisting Riverkeeper Nelson Brooke with the patrol program. He also took on the additional tasks of helping director of development Charles Scribner IV administer outreach programs and event planning, and gives presentations to schools and civic organizations.