John is a Kansas native, moving to Hays from the Phillipsburg area in northwest Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance in 1993. After joining Insurance Planning, Inc. in 1994, he obtained his licensing for life, health, property & casualty insurance and in 1996 earned his Certified Insurance Counselor designation. As a specialist in the commercial lines area, the majority of his time is spent working with business owners building and maintaining an insurance program that is tailored to their specific operation. John and his wife, Shelbi, enjoy spending time with their 3 children, Tyler, Avery and Joshua. Most free time is spent attending and being involved in their many sporting, academic and art activities. His hobbies are golf, hunting and anything K-State.