Founder, Martin Family Foundation; Owner, Jonah Gas Company
John Martin is a 1969 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. Following graduation, John served five years as a fighter pilot in the Air Force. After his honorable discharge from the service, he moved to Casper, Wyoming, where he held several positions before co-founding McMurry Oil Company. His company was responsible for discovering the Jonah Field and for beginning development of the Pinedale Anticline gas field, both of which are among the ten largest gas fields in the U.S.
After McMurry Oil Company was sold to Alberta Energy in 2000, John and his wife, Mari Ann, started the Martin Family Foundation. John and Mari Ann continue their business pursuits primarily through Jonah Gas Company. They have four adult children and five grandchildren.