John Budiao is a Communications & Controls Technician with a Portland Oregon natural gas utility company and lives in the Wilsonville Oregon. He is a State of Oregon Licensed Electrician, General Radio Operator w/ LASER Endorsed technician responsible for company microwave, radio, data cabling, PLC programming, data center building, gas pipe telemetry, tower climbing, and many other company driven tasks. He enjoys camping, reading, running, movies, and most of all spending time with his beautiful wife (Katherine) and his two sons Joshua & Trevor. He looks forward to complete his “life list” of many different activities, helping his youngest son become an Eagle Scout, traveling, and becoming the person he can be. On his free time he started and is the founder of the non-profit Operation Spartan Flags.
Captain John S. Budiao entered the armed services 28, March 1994 as a US Marine Corps Infantry (0311) member. After his 4 years in the Infantry he re-enlisted into the United States Air Force Reserve (2002) to the field of Information Management (3AO71) to lead his Squadron as a decorated Records Manager.
John was announced as month of November, 2023 Natural Gas Hero.