Jim was born in 1960 in Newfane, NY. He went to Niagara Orleans Boces where he took Auto Service and finished school in North Miami. There he worked for a Security service where he was on security detail for Bob Hope, Helen Reddy, Sammy Davis, and Bobby Vinton at the Diplomat Hotel. He moved back to Niagara Falls to be with family. He now works for the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission and the Town Of Niagara Highway department. He has 7 family members buried at Oakwood.