Jim works for WPI/NTPA as a Tech Official and an Event Producer. He grew up and currently resides in Bellevue, Ohio with his wife and has two children, Kevin and Holly, and six grandchildren. After high school graduation, Jim spent two years in the Army and has worked for a township in Huron County ever since. Jim has had a love for pulling from a young age and raced while in high school, pulled farm tractors after he got out of the service and started pulling modified tractors in the 1970s with his brother, Ken. As an NTPA Official, Jim sets up the track and works with promoters and pullers to ensure everything is in proper working order. His main goal is to make every pull the best it can be. When Jim isn't working with the pulling circuit, he enjoys NHRA drag racing and has been an assistant boys' basketball coach for the last 20 years.