After a North Bend childhood, Jim graduated from North Bend High in 1967. He attended Southwestern Oregon Community College and the University of Uppsala before graduating from the University of Oregon in 1971. He worked in the mills during the summers and became an HR Director for Weyerhaeuser before moving on to International Paper. Then after a few years as a hospital administrator, he was ready to put his manufacturing and service management background to use in real estate and in 1993, established North Point, Inc. with his partner, Ed Meyer. Over the last 25 years he has chaired and served on the Coos Bay Downtown Association and served on many civic boards including the Board of Realtors, the Coos Bay Boat Center, and the Blue Earth Board. He currently serves on the Coos Bay Planning Commission. Going forward, he is pleased to draw on his mix of experiences in serving North Point’s clients.