John Odgers


John Odgers, wearing a biking helmet and gloves, smiles in front of a waterbody. (photo © John Odgers)John (he/him) has been an outdoors enthusiast since his high school days at Vermont Academy. After graduating, he made his way southwest, where he received a BS in Chemistry and Physics at the College of Santa Fe. While in New Mexico, he became a fully certified instructor and went on to be the Director of the Santa Fe Ski School. In the off season, he became involved in residential construction in New Mexico, Colorado, and Florida.

When John and his wife and daughter moved to Peterborough in 1980, he built their house and started his own construction business. In the early 90s, he returned to college to obtain his teacher certification and went on to teach chemistry and physics at Keene High School and Keene State College. While at KHS, he served as Science Department Head and mentored the FIRST Robotics team, plus served as a their cross-country ski coach. During summers, he offered his expertise in applied physics at the Vermont Technical College Summer Institute’s teacher trainings.

John served on the Zoning Board of Adjustment in Peterborough in the early 2000s.

Now retired, John continues to enjoy skiing, flying, canoeing, kayaking, bicycling, fly fishing, and hiking,  both locally and abroad.