Founder: JP Investments, LLC
John was born and raised in upstate New York and moved to Maryland in 1988 to attend the University of Maryland and become a professional golfer. He studied business and agriculture, and graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science. He worked in wetland management before switching his career to financial management when he joined Merrill Lynch in Hagerstown, MD. John followed that up with an opportunity at Edward Jones to start his own office in Smithsburg, MD. He then spent 16 years at BB&T Investments, serving clients all through Frederick and Washington County, MD. John married Amy in 1999 and helped raise 4 boys and a girl in Boonsboro, MD, where they currently live today. John has a great passion for helping people – he spent 18 years as a Boy Scout volunteer/leader, he has been a board member of the Smithsburg Ambulance Company, and a volunteer at his local church. When John is not helping his clients plan for retirement he can be found working on his farm, metal detecting in the field, playing golf or fishing on his boat.
Words I Live By
Work hard, believe in yourself, don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty, and there is nothing you can’t accomplish.
You Should Know…
I was the captain of my golf team, President of the National Honor Society and voted most Theatrical after playing Riff in West Side Story at FDR High School in Hyde Park, NY. I started promoting baseball card conventions to self-fund my college expenses. I attended my first MLB game at Yankee Stadium in 1977, and have been a life long Yankee fan since.
My Literary Love
I love to read action novels by Tom Clancy and John Grisham. I enjoy finance books to further my knowledge and help benefit my clients, and I occasionally like to revisit classic literature.
The Best Getaway
With my family anywhere close to nature, but especially on the water in a kayak, canoe, or our boat. Can’t forget my 5 best friends (yellow labs), Clara Bell, Clayton, Maggie, Brandy and Lily.
My One Seven Reason
To continue to help my clients realize their financial goals and to take the worry out of investing so my clients can spend time living life and realizing their dreams.