In the late 90's, Jim was part of a group that rented ice weekly in the early morning hours to play pick-up hockey. Prior to this time, Jim hadn't been on ice skates in nearly ten years. Like many of us, he caught the bug! Soon after getting involved, Jim took over the group's organizational role and quickly turned the AM Hockey group into a well-run, highly organized hockey program that played several mornings per week, and that would eventually become ShinnyUSA™.

Jim is a graduate of Drexel University. He started his career in public accounting where he spent several years with two of the then "Big 6" accounting firms. A CPA, Jim left the public arena in the late 90's to join the student housing industry where he has spent the last 20 years. He is currently a Senior Vice President for University Student Living, a Marlton, NJ based student housing development and management company. Jim resides in West Chester with his wife and two daughters.