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 after working for Mark Rich, CPA, CFF for eight years formed the partnership of Rich, Wightman & Company with Mark 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 (an AICPA designation), a board member for the Henderson Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Henderson Economic Resource Partners, and has been a member of many boards and charitable organizations in the past. 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 (active since 1985) 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.