Dr. Burnett is originally from North Vernon and graduated from Jennings County High School in 1974. He attended Indiana University and received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1980. He began to practice in North Vernon in January 1981. Dr. Burnett is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA). He has served as the president of the Board of Directors of St. Vincent Jennings Hospital and as a member of the Jennings County Community Foundation Board and on the Lilly Scholarship Selection Committee. He is a member of the North Vernon Rotary Club and continues to be actively involved in the community. He resides in North Vernon with his wife Beth and enjoys model railroading, fishing and spending time with family and friends.