Jim is originally from Mt. Clemens Michigan and a graduate of L’Anse Creuse North High School where he was a varsity athlete. Jim ran 1 year at Central Michigan University as a walk on for both cross country and track. Jim doubled Majored in Broadcasting and Cinematic Arts and Interpersonal and Public Communications at CMU. Jim is married to his wife Dawn and they have two sons. Jim has held jobs in many fields, running senior centers, advertising agencies, printing companies, television and radio and currently works for Xcel Staffing in Jackson. Jim is also on the Board of Directors for the Jackson County Rose Festival.