From Sunnyvale, California, John received his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Virginia Tech in 1973. His career began working in public accounting for Ernst & Whinney where he earned his CPA license in 1975. In 1980 John left public accounting taking the role of VP of Finance for the $4M US Textile Corporation, where he was promoted to CFO and successfully aided to propel this company to over $65M in annual revenue over his 29 year tenure. Today John oversees all of the accounting and finance functions for Carolina’s Home Medical Equipment. John has served as a tax consultant for many small businesses and is a member of the AICPA and the NCACPA. He has volunteered for the past 30 years serving the role as treasurer and head of Babe Ruth at the Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association.