John graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1992 with a degree in Accounting.  He received his CPA license (no. 69882) from the California State Board of Accountancy in 1995, and has full CPA privileges.  Prior to starting his own firm, he worked for several local large firms.  He is an Eagle Scout, and continues to actively participate with Boy Scouts of America.  In the off season, he enjoys traveling, dirt and adventure bike riding, SCUBA diving and spending time with family.