An alumni of Western State College in Gunnison, Jim returned to the area after a successful career in public administration. He has been a licensed Realtor since 1999. Jim has four children and two stepchildren. Five of the six children are Gunnison High School graduates, where the youngest now attends. Jim and his wife Kathy cherish living in the Gunnison valley, and make the most of their time off work to enjoy the mountain scenery and recreation close to home. Traveling is another favorite pastime, but the road always leads back to the beautiful Gunnison Country.