John joined the firm after moving back to native East Texas to be closer to his children and family. A graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler, he began his career in Houston with a large mid-size firm and one of the Big Four where he focused primarily on tax. After several years in Houston, he moved back to Athens and worked with a local firm in the areas of tax and governmental audits.

With over 15 years of tax experience, John’s current areas of practice include tax preparation for individuals, partnerships, corporations, trusts, estates, and non-for-profit organizations. He also brings over 11 years of experience in the areas of financial statement audits for local governments, not-for-profit organizations, and employee benefit plans.

In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his four children, friends, and family doing anything from camping and hiking, to cooking out.

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." — Matthew 6:33