Jim grew up in South Central Kansas, spending much of his time on the family farm. There he developed a strong appreciation for the bond of Man and Nature. He uses his experience on the farm to write vivid sensory descriptions in many of his poems. Currently, Jim lives in Wichita Kansas with his wife and three daughters. A portion of his time is spent managing a large undeveloped property which allows him to enjoy the natural surroundings and be inspired to write about his love for nature.