A native of Las Vegas, John graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science/Arts degree in accounting in May 1989. He went on to earn his Certified Public Accountant license in September 1991 and formed the partnership of Rich, Wightman & Company with Mark Rich in February 1994. His professional memberships include the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and participant in the AICPA and Nevada Society Qualified Review Program. John is the former Chair of the AICPA Technical Standards Subcommittee-DOL, and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant CGMA, has been named a member of the executive committee of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce and is also a member of the Board of Directors. He has been a member of many boards and charitable organizations and believes in giving his time, talents, and treasures to the causes he loves. John worked as an expert with the Nevada Attorney General’s office to assist in investigations of business, fraud, securities, and other complaints filed through the Attorney General’s office. As a UNLV Alumni, John is very involved with UNLV as an active booster, an Academic Executive Mentor, a founding member of the UNLV Soccer Foundation, and loves attending many of the cultural and athletic events put on at UNLV. John is also a Nationally licensed soccer coach and loves training and developing young players so they can perform at their highest level of the sport while instilling an overall love of the game.