Jim was born and raised in Ravenna, Ohio, a community in Northeast Ohio. He was a pharmacist for 37 years, having owned and operated several pharmacies.
In 2017, Jim sold his remaining two pharmacies and obtained his Florida and South Carolina Real Estate License. He is affiliated with Engel & Völkers – HHI-Bluffton-Beaufort South Carolina and Local Real Estate – Southwest Florida.
Jim’s involvement with Golf Life Navigators came about in 2014 when his son, Ryan, Director of Golf and Head Pro at Columbus Country Club, asked him if he wanted to invest in a company his former classmate and friend, Jason Becker, was forming. Jim did, and is recognized as one of the founding partners of Golf Life Navigators.
Jim specializes in golf community real estate sales. He is a member and resident of Grandezza Country Club, in Estero, Florida. Jim and wife Phyllis own a second home on the Ocean One Condominium complex on S Forest Beach on HHI.