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John Hunt

John Hunt is Blue Rock Advisors' most experienced partner and strategic visionary. He draws on a long history of experience in the financial services industry beginning as far back as 1980. John established John Hunt and Associates on September 1, 1989 which later become known as Hunt Collins & Associates located in Winston-Salem, N.C. From 1984 through August 1989, John was a Financial Consultant with Robinson Humphrey. He assisted individuals and corporate clients during financial events such as retirement, inheritance/wealth transfers, money manager searches, and implementing overall financial planning strategies. From 1981 through 1983, John was an account executive with Merrill Lynch, primarily helping clients with general investing strategies. In 1980, John joined Prudential Insurance Company as an agent.

John holds a B.A. from Wake Forest University (1980). John has studied in areas including Insurance and Risk Management, Investments, Taxation, Retirement Planning, and Estate Planning. John is a member of the International Association of Financial Planners.

John is a registered representative with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, which serves as the broker-dealer for Blue Rock Advisors.

Jim Collins

Jim Collins joined John Hunt in the spring of 1997 to form Hunt Collins & Associates. For the previous fourteen years, Jim was employed in the banking industry. From 1983 to 1989, he was with Preferred Savings, and came to Winston-Salem in 1987 as their City Executive. In 1989, Jim joined Salem Trust, a local private bank in their professional banking area. His background consists of extensive work with individual and corporate clients in helping to meet their particular financial needs.

Jim is a 1974 graduate of North Carolina State University where he received a B.A. in Research Methodology. His career began as a Regional Planner for eleven counties in piedmont North Carolina. In 1980, he moved to Raleigh to direct a Planning and Budgeting Department for the North Carolina Department of Human Resources.

Jim is a registered representative of Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, which serves as the broker-dealer for Blue Rock Advisors.

Jim and his wife, Anne, have two daughters, Logan and Greer, and currently reside in Clemmons, North Carolina.

Jennifer W. Johnson

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Jennifer Johnson came to work for Blue Rock Advisors in March 2005. She began her career in financial services as a financial advisor with American Express Financial Advisors. There she helped clients prepare for retirement and college expenses as well as provided advice in areas of wealth management, insurance needs and estate planning concerns. Prior to her experience at American Express Financial Advisors, Jennifer worked as a claims representative with State Farm Insurance where she helped homeowners and business owners recover after suffering damage to their homes and property.

Jennifer holds a bachelors degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from UNC-Greensboro. In addition, she has completed the Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) Designation. Jennifer and her husband, David, reside in Boonville and have two daughters, Elizabeth "Libby" and Ella Caroline.

Jennifer is also a registered representative with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, which serves as a broker-dealer for Blue Rock Advisors.

Wes Reed


Wes Reed joined Blue Rock Advisors as an Advisor in the fall of 2009. He began his career in financial services with Wheat First Butcher Singer in 1997, and worked for over 12 years as an Advisor with a group which consulted on nearly a billion dollars under management for both individuals and corporate clients. He helped advise these clients during financial events such as retirement, inheritance/wealth transfers, money manager searches, and implementing overall investment planning strategies. He also assisted corporate clients with 401(k) and Profit-Sharing plans.

With over 17 years of experience, Wes continues to work with successful individuals and businesses, providing unbiased financial advice and creative problem solving. Aligning himself with an independent financial advisory firm with has made it even easier for Wes to focus solely on the best interests of his clients. His goal with each client is to develop a strong and trusting relationship through honesty, confidentiality, accessibility, communication, thoughtfulness and thoroughness.

Wes graduated in 1991 with a B.A. from Wake Forest University. He spent six years between college and entering financial services helping manage a successful, family-owned retail business.

Wes is a registered representative with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, which serves as the broker-dealer for Blue Rock Advisors, and holds his Series 7, 66, and 65 registrations, along with his Insurance and Long-Term Care licenses.

Wes and his wife, Elaine, reside in Winston-Salem and have a daughter named Jeannie.

Don Brown

Don Brown joined Blue Rock Advisors in June of 2008 after spending 3 and a half years as the Vice President for Financial and Trust Services at TriStone Community Bank in Winston-Salem, NC. Prior to his association with TriStone Community Bank, Don was a Registered Representative, Investment Advisor Representative, and Agency Investment Specialist/Compliance Officer for MML Investors Services, Inc., and its parent company, MassMutual Financial Group, from 1990 to 2004. From 1985 to 1990, Don worked with John Hunt as a Financial Consultant at Robinson-Humphrey in Winston-Salem. Before getting into the financial services business, Don was involved in coaching football at both the collegiate and professional levels, and spent 7 years in the NFL with the St Louis Cardinals from 1978 to 1985.

Don holds a BS in Mathematics (1973) and a MA in Education (1976) from Wake Forest University, and a MBA (1980) from St. Louis University. In addition to his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and Certified Long-Term Care (CLTC) designations, Don completed his Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) designation in 2003, and is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and Society of Financial Services Professionals.

In 2013, Don initiated Nickelback Sports Advisory, a sports advisory firm independent of Blue Rock Advisors, providing advisory services to professional athletes, coaches, and administrators. In 2013, Don become registered with the National Football League's Player Association as a Contract Advisor and an NFLPA Registered Player Financial Advisor. In 2014 Don became registered with the Canadian Football League as a Contract Advisor. Don is registered as an Athlete Agent in the states of VA, NC, SC, & TN.

Don is also a registered representative with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, which serves as a broker-dealer for Blue Rock Advisors.

Don enjoys all sports and over the years has been a volunteer coach in various sports and at various levels, most recently as an assistant football coach at Forsyth Country Day


John Barrow

John Barrow joined Blue Rock Advisors in January 2014. John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Appalachian State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He immediately passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam and became a North Carolina Certified Public Accountant in February 1989. Upon graduation in 1986 until October 1989 John worked for the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young. In October 1989, John accepted an offer to be the Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for Lyon Construction, Inc., a closely held general construction company in Winston-Salem, N.C. John became the Executive Vice President in 1998 and the company President in 2007.

During his tenure with Lyon Construction, Inc. John continued to increase his knowledge and experience as a CPA and also pursued his interest in personal financial planning by successfully completing the requirements for the Certified Financial Planner designation in September 1995. Since 1989, John has completed over 1200 hours of continuing professional education credits to meet his CPA and CFP licensing requirements.

John is currently a member of the North Carolina Certified Public Accountants Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. John has recently completed the FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 examinations, and is a Registered Representative with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC which serves as a broker-dealer for Blue Rock Advisors.

John and his wife, Wendy, live in Lewisville, N.C. and have four children, Ashley, Garrett, Kyle and Lexie.

John is excited to join Blue Rock Advisors and pursue his life-long passion for helping individuals and businesses plan and prepare for financial success with the upmost integrity, competence, confidentiality and trust.

Mary Maysilles

Mary joined Blue Rock Advisors in 2011 as an Operations Specialist. Mary is a resident of Mocksville but has lived in several places including Atlanta and California. She is a lover of horses and a proud graduate of Appalachian State University. She brings a wide variety of experience to the table from the insurance industry and the legal field. She excels with people and is very positive and helpful.

Paula Foxx

Paula Foxx joined Blue Rock Advisors as an Operations Specialist in June 2008. Prior to joining Paula was the Administrative Assistant for TriStone Financial and Trust Services. For the previous ten years, Paula was employed in the banking industry as a Operations Representative with Wachovia and a Financial Services Representative with SunTrust Bank. Paula has a North Carolina Insurance License.

Paula is an active member of Winston-Salem First Assembly of God and enjoys spending time with her daughter, Mikayla.

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