Jim earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing and his master’s in education, and after spending the last 27 years as a teacher, coach and administrator for Portage Public Schools, he joined his wife, Dr. Dennis, in her practice. Together, they have nine grandchildren and a dog named Gustov. When he’s not working, he loves spending time with his family and taking in all that Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College have to offer. He also loves a good game of golf.
When asked what drew him to dentistry as a second career, he jokes, “I had no choice!” And when asked what about it he finds particularly satisfying, he said he loves that it’s a service business engaged in helping people. Jim says, “I really like helping people be successful and making the workplace more enjoyable for everyone”.