Jim has over 25 years of experience in the senior living industry and was heavily involved in the early-stage growth of several significant senior living platforms, including those of Brookdale and Horizon Bay. Throughout his career, he has held various senior management positions in the industry with responsibility for oversight of sales and marketing, operations, hospitality, development, and human resources. He most recently served as the co-chief operating officer of Senior Lifestyle Corporation, an owner, operator, and developer of senior living communities with a portfolio of more than 180 properties. Previously, he was a senior vice president of sales at Brookdale, where he was responsible for strategic oversight of the sales teams at over 1,100 communities and developed large-scale training programs for the company.
Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal Communications from University of Kansas. Jim has been with both Green Courte and True Connection Communities since 2018.
What drew you to senior living?
“I believe being a part of senior living is a calling, and it called me the first time I walked into a retirement community. Starting out as a sales counselor, I still remember the first call I made to Betty. All these years later, I remember her phone number, her children’s names, her cat’s name (Samantha), just as I remember details about so many amazing people I have had the privilege of meeting over the years. These people have allowed me to see the world through an unusual and wonderful lens. Along with our employees, this community has become a vast, extended family for me, making me the luckiest guy around.”