John H. Stephens is a native of North Carolina.  He graduated from Mt. Olive High School in Whiteville NC.  Following graduation John attended the University of North Carolina A & T and majored in Electrical Engineering.

He spent 20 years in the United States Air Force and retired in Alaska 1981 after which he attended the International Fabricare Institute, in resident, for Laundry and Dry Cleaning.

John held the position as Laundry Director for Wilsyke Alaska for all military laundry throughout Alaska. Later becaming Regional Manager for all service contracts covering five states to include Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Idaho and Washington for a period of eight years.  In  1991 He took the position of Project Manager of Laundry and Dry Cleaning operations at the Military Academy at West Point, NY.

Between 1993 and 2001 John assumed the position of Linen Director for a number of prestegious hotels both in New York NY and in Las Vegas NV including the Four Seasons in New York and the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. In 2001 John assumed the position of President of Great Plains Enterprises, Inc.

John is married with two children.