Jim started in the securities industry with Sutro & Co. in 1980. He is a registered representative with multiple registrations and licenses. He also has his insurance license. Jim graduated from California State University Fresno with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing.
Jim was raised on a farm in Selma, CA and currently lives in Madera. He has two grown children, Sarah and Joshua. He has been involved in several non-profits as well as his church. He has belonged to the Fresno Estate Planning Council for over 30 years.