BA in Economics and Finance, Eastern Washington University


Metro Parks' Business & Responsive Agency Advisory Council Member

Volunteer, Urban Wetland Restoration at Ryan's Park, South Tacoma

Johnny Mojica

Research Lead

Johnny Mojica was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and has a passion for everything outdoors.  He works extensively on the economic benefits of public recreation lands and waters. Most recently, Johnny studied the economic value of recreation, salmon, hydropower, and flood control structures in the Columbia River Basin. Johnny has conducted environmental and social compliance reviews against International Finance Corporation Environmental, Health, and Safety guidelines for mining, has assessed the recreational benefits of public lands, and has conducted economic impact analysis of wildfires in California and benefit-cost analysis of dam removal. Johnny’s expertise includes economic analysis with IMPLAN and developing methods to collect and model recreation use data. Johnny also advises Metro Parks Tacoma on operations concerning financial management and business practices in his role on the Business & Responsive Agency Advisory Council.



Flores, L., Mojica, J., Fletcher, A., Casey, P., Christin, Z., Armistead, C., Batker, D. 2017. The Value of Natural Capital in the Columbia River Basin: A Comprehensive Analysis. Earth Economics, Tacoma, WA.

Christin, Z., Mojica, J., Cousins, K., Chadsey M. 2017. The Economic Impact of the 2016 Loma Fire. Earth Economics, Tacoma, WA.

Mojica, J., 2016. Recreational Analysis of the Verde River Watershed. Earth Economics, Tacoma, WA.

Chadsey, M., Mojica, J., 2016. The Value of Ecosystem Services in Lower Sabino Creek. Earth Economics, Tacoma, WA.

Mojica, J., Cousins, K., Briceno, T., 2016. National Economic Analysis of the Four Lower Snake River Dams: A Review of the 2002 Lower Snake Feasibility Report/Environmental Impact Statement. Economic Appendix (I). Earth Economics, Tacoma, WA.

Briceno, T., Mojica, J. 2016. A Model for Measuring the Benefits of State Parks for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Earth Economics, Tacoma, WA.

Schundler, G., Mojica, J., Briceno, T. 2015. Economic Analysis of Outdoor Recreation at Washington’s State Parks. Earth Economics, Tacoma, WA.

Briceno, T., Batker, D., Schwartz, A., Mojica, J., and Casey, P., 2015. Pilot Project for Offshore Supply Vessel Operations. Earth Economics, Tacoma, WA.