Jim is a lifelong resident of Saratoga County graduating Saratoga Springs Highschool in 1968.
He worked for The Saratogian newspaper for 33 years starting out as an apprentice/journeyman printer and moved on to become the Technical Services Coordinator for the newspaper. He was instrumental in the implementation of new computer technologies employed by the newspaper and was responsible for training other employees and the daily hardware and software maintenance of the computer equipment as well as performing field service assignments at other Gannett newspapers around the country and U.S. Territories.
In 1995 Jim founded Grove Computer Services building computer systems for small business and individual users and still services all commercial PC brands.
Jim founded Grove Electric Services, LLC in 2004.