Jim is a native of Teton County, Montana and is an avid hunter. He has taken many pack trips into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. In addition to real estate, Jim has owned and operated a heavy truck, trailer and equipment dealership for over 25 years. He also owns and operates a grain and hay farm and a local motel. Jim is a private pilot and is married with 2 sons and 2 daughters. Jim is on the State of Montana advisory counsel concerning brucellosis in elk and for noxious weed seed free forage. He is a member of the Montana Grain Growers Association and is on the Board of the Teton Co-Op Canal Company. Jim enjoys family snowmobile trips, golfing and shooting pool.