John and Janelle Woods are the parents of four boys. John attended Tennessee Tech where he was a member of the football team. He is in his 30th year in Financial Consulting and the last twenty six years as Executive Director at Oppenheimer and Company. Prior to that, John was Vice President at Lehman Brothers. John is a former owner of 7 Speed and Agility Facilities and owned Sports A Rama and Honeycutt Sporting Goods for 5 years. His two oldest sons played football at Kentucky and 16U football and baseball at Walton High School, as well as 643 Baseball. John has served on several committees at NYO. He is President of Friends of Chastain Park Foundation, serves on the Board at 643 Baseball Foundation and is the Chairman of Walton High School Touchdown Club. John is currently the owner of the Chattanooga Lookouts.
Julie Edwards is the producer and host of 3 Plus You, an entertainment program that airs weekdays at 11:00 a.m. on WRCB-TV. Before joining the show as host, she was the Traffic Reporter for Channel 3 Eyewitness News.
Julie is very involved in her church, as well as her daughters' schools so she's all too familiar with traffic problems in the Tennessee Valley as she shuttles children from one afternoon practice to another. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Julie worked as a reporter in Anniston, Alabama and later as an anchor at stations in Vermont and Indiana. The birth of their daughter, Emily, in 1998 spurred Julie and her husband, Mark, to move back south- closer to Julie's hometown of Atlanta. In 2004, the family welcomed a second daughter, Meg. All are happy to be in Chattanooga and, despite Julie's Georgia affiliation, happily cheer for the Vols.
Jim joined Southport Capital in 2008 and serves as the Senior Portfolio Manager at Southport Capital. His primary focus is helping small to medium sized business more effectively manage their retirement benefit accounts.
Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jim came to Atlanta to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he played varsity football for four years and graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management.
The first four years of his business career was spent in the insurance industry with Moye Financial Associates. He started his Wall Street career at Merrill Lynch in 1981. Jim has had an extensive career of money management at Bear Stearns, Shearson Lehman Brothers, and Robinson-Humphrey Co., with his last nineteen years being spent at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia, before joining Southport in 2008.
Jim and his wife Terri are now empty nesters in Marietta, Georgia, having successfully raised an attorney and two USMC officers.