Jim is a Charlotte native who attended CPCC and Pfeiffer University. He is a musician, songwriter, storyteller, and was a blogger for a while. He has written short stories for his wife, Kelli, and tells tall tales drawn from his time at sea while in the Navy to his grandchildren. He thinks he may get around to writing a novel someday. He is an avid reader and a proud supporter of local artists. One of his favorite books is Boy's Life, by Robert McCammon.