John Blackburn is heavily involved in philanthropy throughout the AMY region. He serves on Williams YMCA Board, Appalachian Healthcare Board, and Appalachain State Univerity Board. Mr. Blackburn also has served as a Trustee of the Linville Volunteer Fire Department for years.
In addition to a passion for giving back, Mr. Blackburn is well connected in community affairs as the General Manager of Linville Resorts which includes, Eseeola Lodge and Linville Golf Club. Prior to his invaluable work with Linville Resorts, Mr. Blackburn worked in banking as a bond salesman.