John has been self-employed for the past 22 years as a real estate investor, and his office is in the historic Azalea District of Tyler. He is a member of the Exhibition Committee for the LMFA. His hobby or disease as he refers to it, is collecting Texas Art. He currently has ten paintings on display at the Tyler Museum of Art, titled Tyler Collects Texas Art: 1920 to 1970. John is married to his best friend, Sandy Barnett. They have nieces, nephews, godchildren, and two dogs; Blanca, the Therapet, and Atticus, John’s sidekick wherever he goes.