Joey Osborne, a life-long resident of western North Carolina, is married to Tonya Osborne and father of Karsen (16) and Sadie (12). Joey grew up in rural NC with his two younger siblings. His parents divorced when he was 12 and he still wonders to this day how his mother supported the four of them earning $5.00 an hour as a receptionist.

Though he never thought of it as a hardship, Joey went to school an hour early every morning and worked after school every day in the school lunchroom to pay for his lunch. Joey capitalized on those early life acquired skills and attributes his strong entrepreneurial spirit to seeing everything as an opportunity and nothing as insurmountable. He has seen first-hand that if you keep trying and do not give up you will eventually find success.

Joey is a life-long entrepreneur and currently serves as CEO of Authority Franchise Systems LLC, a company he founded in 2009. Authority Franchise Systems operates in 38 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and Canada with more than 500 employees supporting 85,000 clients. Joey is an avid hunter and sportsman. He is a licensed private pilot and has enjoyed flying for more than 40 years. Joey is involved in the efforts of his church in benevolence.