Jay C. Welch was born in Greeley, Colorado in 1956. The family later moved to Newton, NC. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.S.B.A in Accounting. He earned a Masters in Accounting from Columbia College in Columbia, MO and a Juris Doctor from Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC, where he was Managing Editor of the Law Review. He is an expert in state and local tax, having retired after 30 year service with the Missouri Department of Revenue as an Attorney and CPA. He is a national speaker on state and local taxation.
He was inspired at an early age by the teaching of Sonny Talyor, Jim Carter and Chick McCurry, who coached him from the Lincolnton, NC Boxing Gym. He says, ‘They taught me how to be a wonder in life, not just boxing!” His record speaks for itself: Of 88 amateur bouts, he won 80 and lost 8. He was two-time Carolinas Golden Gloves Champion, placed second in National Junior Olympics as flyweight and received numerous Outstanding Boxer and Knockout awards.
Jay remains active in sports and enjoys golfing, tennis and table tennis. He is an active member of Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Blue Springs, MO and numerous civic clubs. He is a charter organization representative of Scouts.
Jay C. Welch and wife, Sharon, have been married for thirty years. They have two sons and live in Blue Springs, MO.