John obtained his North Carolina Broker’s license in 2003 and began Park Avenue Properties with two other partners as a Real Estate Development firm. In 2007, John became the sole owner of Park Avenue Properties and re-invented the firm into a Real Estate Investment and Property Management firm. John is a certified NC Real Estate course instructor and serves on various professional and charitable Boards. He served as the 2014 National Treasurer for the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM). In 2014, John was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives and currently serves as the Freshman Majority Whip. Prior to this new role he was elected and served two terms as a Town Commissioner. John was honored by the Charlotte Business Journal and named to its 2014 class of “Forty under 40.” In 2011, John was named "Business Person of the Year" by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. In 2008, John received his Residential Management Professional (RMP®) and Master Management Professional (MPM®) designations from NARPM. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, camping and traveling with his family.