John is a home grown Panhandle boy graduating from Canyon High School and Texas Tech University. After graduating from Tech, he and his wife Crissy moved to Rowlett where he worked as a financial planner in a firm in Dallas and then later at a Nations Bank . In 1995, he welcomed his first daughter, Elizabeth. After her birth, John and Crissy wanted to move back to the Panhandle to be closer to family so in late 1995, John entered the restaurant business owning Cici’s Pizza franchises in Amarillo and Lubbock. John has served as a Deacon at First Baptist Church Amarillo for over 20 years. He loves all things outdoors including dirt bikes, scuba diving, camping, fishing, backpacking and mountain biking. John is loving his recent “empty nest” status and uses his time to spoil his two dogs, Bella and Heidi, or to follow Crissy, who works as a school psychologist at Region 16, on her travels around the state.