John grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, where he graduated from Irmo High School.  After high school, John moved to the rolling hills of Central Kentucky to attend Centre College.  Upon graduation from Centre in 1990, John began working on his goal of being a true Louisvillian.  Upon moving to the River City, he worked at odd jobs such as parking lot attendant, deputy County Clerk, and warehouse security guard.  After months of searching, he landed a "real job" managing commercial real estate.  While working from 1991 to 1994, John obtained his Masters in Business Administration from Bellarmine College, and then moved on to Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio, where he received his J.D.  Having tired of being a student, John has now settled into the practice of law with Schiller, Osbourn & Barnes, where he works in the areas of litigation and business transactions.

When not practicing law, John enjoys working on renovation projects around the house (which so far have been limited to stripping paint from various pieces of woodwork), studying the life of Abraham Lincoln, and pondering how much longer Sophie will continue to grow.

John's e-mail address is