Grew up in the Portland area attending Tigard and Milwaukie HS. He graduated from Mt. Hood CC with a degree in Forestry. His boyhood dream was to become Smokey the Bear. He served in the military from 84-88) as an engineer. While Jim was in the service, he relocated to Zanesville, Ohio and enrolled in The Ohio State University, graduating in 1992. Relocated back to Oregon in 2003. He is currently the Controller for Storie Barriers Corp, and Option Model and Media, Inc. Jim now resides in Milwaukie and has been involved with the PDX Buckeyes since 2005.