Growing up in a house with nine people and one bathroom, Jim learned early in life how to handle crisis and hostile environments. As a recovered Philadelphia sports writer, he also is used to being booed. Jim has worked for more than 30 years in developing and executing strategic public relations programs for three Arizona school districts. He is a member of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) where he served as President from 2014 - 2015. He also served twice as President for the Arizona School Public Relations Association (ASPRA). Jim has won multiple associations awards including NSPRA's 2012 Barry Gaskins Mentor Legacy Award.
In addition to his body of work, he is a frequent and popular seminar speaker with his content-rich, high-energy presentations. A glutton for punishment, he remains loyal to Philadelphia sports teams, especially the Flyers and Phillies. He lives in Arizona with his wife and a cat who has turned into a Facebook and Instagram star.