Johnie began his career at Cox Communications building software to facilitate communication between engineers and field employees. There, he completed Leadership Academy, an elite training program for top employees. Johnie has also worked for the Kentucky General Assembly and designed and built a universal funding application for Kentucky Housing Corporation that gained national recognition for industry innovation from the National Council of State Housing Agencies. Johnie is passionate about new technologies, particularly building applications and software to streamline processes. Johnie is a Six Sigma Yellow Belt and holds certifications for customer service, implementing and maintaining a SQL server 2008 database, HIPPA awareness for business associates, and HIPPA security. He also serves on his church's IT team.