Bachelor of Science, University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1972. Postgraduate, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1976.
Apprentice draftsman and interior designer Paul T. Briggs, American Institute of Architects, Lexington, 1971, in-house designer, specifer, 1972-1974. Part-time interior designer Watkins Office Interiors, Winston-Salem, 1972-1974. Partner Indiana-Ex Designs, Inc., 1974-1975, corporation officer, head, 1975-1981, president, owner, since 1981.
President Decorative Panel Koncepts, Inc., since 1986, J.P. Walls, Inc., since 1989, president, since 1990. Board director Industry General Tire, GF Business Systems, Armstrong Industries, Mid-State Tile. Guest speaker universities Advisory board Lexington Meml Hospital, since 1984, Western Carolina University, since 1983.
Member North Carolina Entrepreneurial Development Board, 1996-1999, North Carolina Economic Development Board, 1997-1998.
Member Institute Business Designers (member, chairman various commission, president Carolinas chapter 1977-1980, 82-84), American Society Interior Designers, Color Marketing Group (chairholder 1985, board directors 1989-1991). Lexington Chamber of Commerce (committee chairman 1980, board directors 1981-1984, 92, president 1990), Rotary. Member United Church of Christ.