Johnnie was born and raised in the Baton Rouge area. Attended Louisiana College, earning a BA in multimedia with a concentration in web design as well as many football honors. He then applied his skills working for an ABC television affiliate as Webmaster and Information Technologist. He managed the sophisticated inter-workings of a broadcast television station, implementing various technical improvements as well as applying his skills in the areas of commercial production and news. As Co-owner of Vital Power Production using his positive and driven attitude making an impact on the success and growth of the company.