John recently joined Tri-Merit as a Regional Director for Northern California and Pacific Northwest.  He lives with his wife Jenny and kids in Folsom CA.  John has 35 years experience including his work in specialty tax incentives & credits since 2006, most recently serving 5 years as Principal for CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) leading their Western Region Federal Tax Strategies Group in California.  John’s concentration has been on industries including architecture, construction and engineering, agritech / life sciences, software, AI, and cloud-based service companies, robotics and drone developers, and other early stage and venture backed businesses.  John previously practiced as a corporate and tax attorney specializing in e-commerce businesses, and as a technology commercialization consultant to Los Alamos National Laboratory.  John is a CPA in CA and CO and has his LLM in Taxation from Boston University, JD from Villanova Law School, and BS in Accounting from Bentley University.