Some people call me John, others call me Coop or Coops. I grew up in West Bloomfield, Michigan. (See the early years.)

I earned a BBA degree (Phi Beta Kappa) and a MAcc degree from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. While a graduate student I was a GSI for Acc 271 and a primary instructor for my own Acc 272 class (schedule of classes).

I have also earned my CPA certification. Talk to me if you need financial planning or tax advice.


I like comedy (Improv Everywhere is awesome) and am kept quite busy by my love of games. I enjoy rollerblading, running, and playing tennis, racquetball, euchre, games (poker, munchkin, ultimate game of all skill, mafia) bocce and pool. Let me know if you'd like to get in on some of the fun game action. I'm also always up for ice cream!

Oh, recently I’ve become quite interested in wine, particularly the reds. I’m a big fan of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, and Rose wines also intrigue me. For those of you looking to get into wine I would recommend you...

  1. Buy some good wine glasses. (Riedel Ouverture Magnum glasses are my favorite.)
  2. Buy some wine.
  3. Buy a wine opener (I like the Metrokane Rabbit, because it looks cool) and a wine saving system like Vacu Vin.
  4. Drink some wine.
  5. Drink a lot of wine with friends (e.g., me)! Drinking wine is a good time, and drinking wine with others makes it all the more fun. Let's get a group together and drink some wine. Imagine how much wine drinking fun you might miss by not getting together for some wine!



Carpe Diem:
-- "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
-- Mark Twain

Garden State (2004):
-- Sam (Portman): "This is your one opportunity to do something that no one has ever done before and that no one will copy throughout human existence. And if nothing else, you will be remembered as the one guy who ever did this. This one thing."

-- Andrew Largeman : "..., this hurts."
-- Sam (Portman): "I know it hurts. But it's life, and it's real. And sometimes it ... hurts, but it's life, and it's pretty much all we got."

Closer (2004):
-- Dan: "There was this face. A vision. You were perfect. It was the moment of my life."
-- Alice: "This is the moment of your life."

"Happiness is not a destination but a way of traveling."
-- Unknown

"A common man marvels at uncommon things; a wise man marvels at the commonplace."
-- Confucius

Be Bold:
Be willing to take risks. No regrets. Learn something from everyone. Don't let the fear of failure or rejection run your life. Allow yourself the luxury of letting one success outweigh a hundred failures. You control the scale. Since I value repetition:

"Allow yourself the luxury of letting one success outweigh a hundred failures."
-- John W. Cooper

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