Jim is a professional blues and rock guitarist currently performing with Slingshot as Lead Guitarist and Songwriter. He is also teaching beginning and intermediate guitar at Cesar Chavez High School in Stockton, CA. He studied guitar at Berklee College of Music and went on to earn graduate degrees at Northern Illinois University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has two children, Logan and Amalia, and lives in Modesto. He likes to go camping with his kids, jam with friends, and grill in his backyard.