A graduate from University of South Dakota, with a teaching degree in Political Science, minors in music and math. Was a school teacher for 6 years. Obtained a real estate license in 1981 and a broker’s license in 1983.
He is active at all levels of real estate. He has the ABR, ABRM, CRB, CRS, GRI, and broker designations. He is the past president of the local MLS and Board of REALTORS®. He is a member of the State Board of Directors. He is also currently state officer for the Iowa CRS chapter. John is a Co-owner and designated broker of Century 21 Jacobsen Real Estate in Spencer, Iowa.