Colton graduated from Boston College with a degree in Environmental Geosciences in 2004. He has been working at MLO since 2004 and currently oversees the onsite operation of a variety of research projects. Current projects focus on the collection of Green House Gases as well as Halocarbons and other ozone depleting gases. Colton collects weekly air samples at MLO and at Cape Kumukahi to enhance the objectives of the global flask sampling network and he is also the outreach manager at MLO. MLO’s outreach objectives focus on promoting MLO’s findings through facility tours and engagement in local community educational outreach activities.