Jim grew up in Iowa with an interest in photography and stained glass. After training in photography for two years, he free lanced for twenty years. In addition, he has enjoyed working with stained glass for the past 25 years. Jim became interested in hot glass in 1999, but was unable to pursue it until taking a class at the Springfield Museum of Art in 2007. After the first class, he knew that hot glass was going to become a passion. After further classes at Glass Axis in Columbus, he is now able to expand his passion for hot glass to the point where he has begun selling his work. Jim hopes to build interest in glassblowing and to continue creating enjoyable glass pieces.