John Zoltner is a long-time resident of Washington, DC who made his home in the area after studying literature and philosophy (and then an MBA) at Georgetown University. John enjoys welcoming people from around the world to the two houses he rents out through AirBnB or Craig's List: one in the Columbia Heights neighborhood and one in Petworth. Both houses are clean and comfortably-furnished and are well-located and close to a metro stop. John knows the city and many of the bar and restaurant owners or operators in both neighborhoods, and is happy to give recommendations. Se habla español - John speaks fluent Spanish, which he learned while living in Santiago, Chile for six years.
In his professional life, John is the Washington-based Director for the TechLab, an FHI 360 department dedicated to creating and implementing strategies that leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve development practices and outcomes around the world. His responsibilities include strategic planning, resource development, program design, staff selection and program management, so the TechLab can support FHI 360’s vision of providing all individuals and communities with the opportunity to reach their highest potential. FHI 360 is a 4,400-person international development NGO operating in more than 125 countries.