John S Martinson

Consultant, Influencer, and Blogger in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

I co-founded the China Mist Tea Company in my Scottsdale, Arizona garage in 1982 with friend, Dan Schweiker, and over 34 years co-nurtured it into a national and international foodservice iced tea brand.

In January of 2016, I earned an Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership (EMSL) from Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability.

Today, I am a consultant and influencer in renewable energy, electric vehicles, and EV charging infrastructure. I am also an Executive Producer for the American Resilience Project (

My philosophy is that of "natural capitalism", promoting the protection and sustainability of nature's ecosystem services (natural capital) through market-based solutions supported by appropriate policy.

A promoter of ASU’s School of Sustainability, ASU’S College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, ASU’S Center for Science and the Imagination, the Rocky Mountain Institute, the American Resilience Project, and the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy.

I also administer the Facebook Group, “Tesla Road Trippers,” a community north of 5,000 enthusiastic and helpful members.

I write and blog about sustainability and keep a blog ( when Tesla road tripping.

Born and raised in New York’s Hudson River Valley, I moved to the Phoenix, Arizona, area in 1976. I currently reside in Scottsdale’s Environmentally Sensitive Lands area, protecting Natural Area Open Space (NAOS).

I am married and the dad of 2.

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  • Work
    • John Martinson Consulting, LLC
  • Education
    • Arizona State University (ASU)
    • EMSL, ASU School of Sustainability
    • College of Integrative Sciences & Arts