John has been serving the investment and financial planning needs of individuals, families and small businesses since 1994. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., John strives to develop long-term, personal relationships with each of his clients while assisting them in the critical areas of their life’s financial goals. His professional goal is to empower each of his clients by providing them with the knowledge, advice and resources necessary to successfully accomplish their most important financial objectives.
John was born in Anderson, South Carolina and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from The Citadel in 1988 and his Master of Business Administration degree from Troy University in 1994. Upon graduation from The Citadel, John was commissioned in The United States Army and served as an Officer and combat aviator for six years. After serving his country in Europe, the Middle East and stateside, John made the decision to leave military service and enter the financial services industry.
John began his financial services career with A. G. Edwards & Sons as a stockbroker and financial advisor. His personal drive and entrepreneurial spirit motivated him to establish his own financial planning practice and become an independent advisor through Raymond James in 1999. This “power of independence” is the foundation of John’s business philosophy and has enabled his practice to maintain a “client centered” focus in his profession.
John is very blessed to have a loving wife and three children. He and his family have resided in Dothan, Alabama for the last 24 years and are actively involved in their community. John has had the privilege of serving as Finance Chair, Treasurer and Deacon at his church. His wife Jill is a highly sought after Professional Organizer. Their daughter Jordan recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Alabama. She is married to Tyler Theune and lives in Ft Payne, Alabama. Their oldest son Michael is attending ESCC Alabama Aviation Center and their youngest son Nicholas is attending Troy University.
John loves outdoor activities and spending time with his family. In his spare time he can usually be found working on his family farm, flying, camping, attending his children's events or just hanging out with his family and friends.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.
Raymond James is not affiliated with the above organizations and/or charitable causes.