Jon Dixon

Jon Dixon is a licensed broker in North Carolina, and serves in a leadership role at LCRE Partners.  Jon specializes in sourcing, funding and managing commercial real estate assets with a particular focus in the Carolinas, ranging from $1M-10M in size.  Jon has been involved on the principal side of over $40M of commercial real estate in the past 3 years. Ongoing projects and past investments include, adaptive reuse, single family development, multifamily apartments, and management of over 100,000 square feet of commercial real estate.

Prior to joining LCRE Partners, Jon lived in New York City where he was an equity derivatives sales trader at FGC Securities covering hedge funds, asset managers and investment banks. Mr. Dixon began his career with Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he worked in Structured Products focused on real estate. There he participated in all aspects of over $3 billion in Commercial Real Estate Collateral Debt Obligations. Mr. Dixon holds the Series 63 and 7 licenses.

Mr. Dixon is a Charlotte native and graduate of both the Charlotte Country Day School and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he studied psychology and economics. Mr. Dixon is a member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church, a Trustee of Capital Resorts Group and a board member of The Corners Society, a Charlotte based non-profit that focuses 100% of its resources within the local community. He currently resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and two daughters.

Joanie Guglielmi

Born and raised in Chicago, her eclectic career began in Human Resources with W.W. Grainger, Inc.  During that period she discovered a passion for community service and began an extensive volunteer commitment with the Easter Seal Society of Metro Chicago, which later led to full time employment with the organization.  Her experience there focused on special event planning, corporate sponsor acquisition, marketing and management and telethon/video production.  Growing professionally she became VP of Development for the National Easter Seal Society, directing and coordinating development consultation and training services in all aspects of fundraising, marketing and public relations to 200 local Easter Seal affiliates nationwide.  She served as staff liaison to national board and management committees.

Marriage brought a move to Richmond, VA.  There she accepted an opportunity with a local health club to create a fitness program for children 6 months to 12 years, providing a wide variety of 25 weekly classes and activities.  She actively marketed the programs to the community and trained and managed all needed staff.

In 2001 she began a journey into interior design, building a successful business with Southern Living at Home and becoming certified and accredited in home staging and redesign.  Joanie’s commitment to her community has remained strong.  She has taught preschool choir at her church for 12 years.  She has served as an executive member as well as President of PTO boards of 3 Iredell Statesville schools and is a member of the local Be The Miracle chapter.  She is a board member of the Patterson School Foundation and serves as chair of their Marketing/Fundraising Committee.  

Dr. Matt Lineberger

Dr. Matt Lineberger was born at Yale University Hospital, but soon found himself in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, his father’s hometown and the place where fate had brought his grandparents together many years ago. Although Dr. Lineberger’s family later moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, he never lost his love for the rich southern grace and provincial diversity of his childhood home, and he never gave up his dream of returning to North Carolina.

He excelled academically and athletically at the same school that produced other notable graduates such as Chris Van Allsburg, the author of Jumanji and Polar Express, and Adam Herz, who actually wrote his screenplay for American Pie about his high school. Matt had many enlightening life experiences, including living aboard a sailboat in the British Virgin Islands with his family for a year!

Dr. Lineberger attended Wake Forest University and played for the Demon Deacon’s basketball team. Although he loved the game, Dr. Lineberger never lost sight of his academic goals. He played for Wake Forest his freshman year, and was recognized as an ACC Honor Athlete. A year later he transferred to The University of North Carolina, and after graduation was accepted to The University of Michigan Dental School. During his time there, Matt met fellow dental student and his beautiful wife-to- be, Megan.

Dr. Lineberger worked under the mentorship of Dr. James McNamara, one of the top academic orthodontists in the world. After graduating The University of Michigan Dental School, Dr. Lineberger was accepted into the Orthodontics Program, graduating three years later in 2011. Prior to coming to Huntersville to build his own practice, Dr. Lineberger spent two years in Ann Arbor and Taylor, Michigan as an associate at Brust Orthodontics. There he learned how to treat patients of all different ages and personalities, he became extremely proficient with Invisalign, and learned the importance of having fun while working. Dr. Matt also was involved with organized dentistry, and was elected treasurer of the Detroit Southwestern District Dental Society.  Dr. Lineberger recently received the honor of becoming a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics by passing their clinical and written exams.

Dr. Megan Lineberger

Dr. Megan Lineberger was born and raised in Michigan. Early in life she excelled in academics and athletics at the local high school. Her success continued at Purdue University as an exemplary student with a Bachelors in Health Science and a Minor degree in Psychology. Dr. Megan Lineberger also spent a summer abroad at the prestigious Oriel College at The University of Oxford in England. After graduating from Purdue University, Dr. Lineberger entered The University of Michigan Dental School, where her legacy of achievement continued. Megan participated in research in the Department of Cariology, and she was invited to present her work at the AADR and ADEA Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Megan was also President of The Taft Honorary Dental Society. As president, she organized restorative and preventative care for underprivileged children in the Give Kids a Smile project, performed oral exams, and made customized mouth guards for athletes competing in The Special Olympics. It was also at Michigan Dental School that Megan met Dr. Matt Lineberger, her future husband and orthodontic colleague.

After finishing at the top of her class at Michigan Dental School, Dr. Megan Lineberger next entered The Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry at the University of Michigan. This was a postgraduate experience designed to advance her knowledge and skills in dentistry, with an emphasis in cosmetic dentistry. Once she completed this additional year of training, she began practicing general dentistry in Ann Arbor. She then began attending the Orthodontics Program at The University of Michigan, where she has been a top resident, and is currently pursuing her Masters Thesis. She will graduate in June, and come to complete the Lineberger Orthodontics Team.

Dr. Megan Lineberger holds herself to the highest levels of professionalism and works passionately to develop and execute each individual orthodontic care plan. But don’t let Megan’s consummate pursuit of achievement fool you, she is also the dedicated mother of young Mason Lineberger, and will deliver her second child (it’s a girl!) in Huntersville this summer.  She is an expert skier, Triathlete, and even competed with her husband in the grueling Warrior Dash Run. She is a balanced professional, wife, and mother: A powerful example for any young lady seeking a role model.

Jim McPhilliamy, President

Jim and his wife Kelly and their two kids, Keira and Connor, two yellow labs Dutch and Daisy, live in Charlotte since 2003.  His Hometown: Kansas City, MO College & Degree: Baylor University, B.B.A

Since organizing and leading the investment group that helped bring the Hounds to Charlotte in 2011, Jim has served as the team’s Managing Partner and President. In his role, Jim oversees all aspects of the Hounds’ business operations. Additionally, Jim started the Charlotte Hounds Foundation as a way to give back to the community and help grow the sport of lacrosse in the Carolinas.  Jim has over 20 years of sports and entertainment marketing experience. Prior to founding the Hounds, Jim spent three years with the Charlotte Bobcats, where he served as Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing and was responsible for the team’s marketing and ticket sales. He also has worked with Dale Earnhardt Inc, the Tampa Bay Rays, Pittsburgh Pirates, Minnesota Vikings and Houston Rockets. In addition, Jim was a partner inBRANDTHINK, one of the leading sports consulting agencies in the country, and served as a senior marketing executive with numerous major agencies, including DraftWorldwide andDigitas. 

Outside of the office, Jim is an avid tennis player and enjoys his favorite local coffee shop: but, prefers hot tea! 

Dave Morris

Dave Morris is the CFO at STEAG SCR-Tech. Prior experience includes four years at Deloitte & Touché as a senior auditor. Dave graduated with his Bachelors Degree in Accounting in 2007 from SUNY Geneseo and received his MBA from Wake Forest in 2015. Dave holds his CPA license in NY and NC as well as his CGMA.

Dave enjoys spending time with his wife Sarah and his three kids (Matthew, Ellie and Will) and is an avid sports fan.

Patty Register

Patty Register is a Real Estate Broker with Southern Homes Of The Carolinas and a Flight Attendant with Delta Airlines. Her most valuable position is being a mother to her 17 year old daughter, Olivia. She was previously with Keller Williams Realty where she was a member of the Associate Leadership Council and Chairman for KWCARES. She has been with Delta Airlines for 25 years and has been in the In-Flight leadership team for 22 years. She is currently based in JFK. Her vast travel has been her greatest education. She is a native of Lake Norman where she currently lives and enjoys her family, her dogs, cooking, exercise and the pleasures of lake life!

Jon Yura

West Virginia native, Dr. Yura received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from West Virginia University in 2007. He received his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University where he played football on a full scholarship.

Dr. Yura moved to Charlotte in 2007 and has worked as an associate in the University area. Sharing a similar vision for and office and dental care, Dr Yura partnered with Dr. Tampoya in 2010 to expand one of the area’s premier practices.  Dr. Yura focuses on comprehensive dentistry with an emphasis in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He has attended many continuing education courses in all aspects of dentistry. His goal is to help patients achieve the smile of their dreams.

Dr. Yura is a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, The Academy of General Dentistry, and is an active member of the North Charlotte Study Society.  He has been recognized by Charlotte Magazine in there “Top Dentists” issue every year since 2012.  He has also received his certification from the College of Dental Lasers and is a Certified Invisalign provider.  Dr. Yura has also been active volunteer with the ADA Jenkins dental bus and MOMS Dental clinic.  Dr. Yura hopes to share his philosophy of providing outstanding care to patients who expect the very best and to educate them to become partners in their own dental health.

Dr. Yura is happily married to his wife colleen.  In 2010, they were blessed with their twins Ella and Cole.

Dr. Yura enjoys a variety of activity that includes working out, skiing, riding motorcycles, and being outdoors.  He is an avid West Virginia University fan and enjoys watching all sports.  Dr. Yura has been an active part in his community consistently volunteering and supporting local organizations.

However, his favorite activity is spending time with his family and friends and trying to keep up with his twins.

Gina Elliott, Board of Advisors

Gina Elliott is a partner in IngramElliott, a book publishing company located in the Charlotte area. In addition to her work and MVK, Gina volunteers with the CMPD animal shelter where she raises abandoned, newborn kittens.  She is also a supporter of Kiva, a microlending organization in disadvantaged countries.

Dr. Dawn Wilhite, Past President, Board of Advisors

Dr. Dawn S. Wilhite is an orthodontist in Mooresville, NC.  She is a solo practitioner who graduated from University of Louisville School of Dentistry in May 1998 with a certificate in orthodontics.  She attended the University of Louisville for dental school as well, and graduated with her DMD degree in May of 1995.  Dawn completed her undergraduate work at the University of Florida majoring in Microbiology.  Upon graduating from orthodontic residency, she worked for University Dental Associates in Charlotte until her private practice construction was complete in March 1999.  Dawn is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontists, and the Iredell County Dental Society of which she is currently President. 

Children and education are very important to Dr. Wilhite.  She is proud that she is able to give back to the community.  Dr. Wilhite sponsors many school clubs, sport teams and activities including Band Boosters, silent auctions, lacrosse, soccer, cheerleading, baseball, and many more.  Dr. Wilhite donates certificates for treatment each year for auction to raise money for the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center in Statesville, NC.

When not busy helping to improve the smiles of her patients, Dr. Wilhite enjoys spending time with her two daughters, riding horses, reading or playing the piano.  She also loves to travel and volunteer at her daughter’s schools and their church.

Lilian Johnson, Board of Advisors

Lillian and her husband Dr. Tony Johnson, both grew up in the state of Kentucky. Living in Mooresville, N.C., with their 3 children her passion for helping chidlren comes out in many ways.  Having a passion for horses, it was their dream to one day own a horse farm. When they moved to the Mooresville area, they purchased property on Brawley School Road and set about making that dream come true.

In addition to planning a farm that would suit their family's goals, Lillian also recognized the need for a unique event venue in the Lake Norman area, and decided to make the stable a facility with multiple purposes. She added a gourmet kitchen and Gathering Room to the plan of the building, to accomodate those seeking a distinctive venue for their wedding or special event.

Johnson Carriage House and Meadows is home to beautiful and stately Friesian horses, as the Johnsons plan to found a breeding program for the traditional carriage horses.

Lillian has always been an advocate for children, and a major influence to their needs in the Mooresville area.  Lillian has been an advisor since the inception of the Charlotte Chapter.