John Voorhies is a business counselor with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Ohio University, covering four counties in southeastern Ohio. He is a lifelong entrepreneur with more than 40 years of business experience in management and small business ownership. Voorhies received his bachelor’s from Ohio University in sociology and human resource development and went on to obtain a master’s in business and technology from Muskingum University. Voorhies spent 16 years working as a volunteer counselor and contract counselor for the SBDC before moving into his current role.
Not only has Voorhies spent numerous years in the business world, he is also an accomplished public speaker and musical performer. Voorhies has worked with many Grammy award-winning country artists and major acts over the years. He is both a songwriter and musician himself. Voorhies has seven children and eight grandchildren.