Jim is General Manager of Honeybear Growers – an upstart warehouse in Brewster focusing on premium Honeycrisp. Having grown up on a small family farm, Jim pursued his interest and love of the industry and graduated in 1985 with a BS degree in Horticulture from Washington State University. He immediately began working as a field man for MAGI Inc. where he quickly moved into warehouse operations before achieving the position of General Manager. He was heavily involved in the formation of Chelan Fruit and Chelan Fresh Marketing prior to moving on to Honeybear Growers. Jim is also a board member at Northwest Wholesale Inc. Jim and his wife Dana are active growers with 200 acres of apples and pears in the Brewster, Washington area.