Prior to joining Common Sense, Jim was the managing director at Equality California, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring the dignity, safety, and equality of LGBTQ Californians by passing more than 75 pieces of legislation. He was heavily involved with the No on Prop. 8 campaign, which more than quadrupled the size of the organization in six months. Jim also served as the director of administration and finance at the Breast Cancer Fund and as the director of administration and development at PFLAG in Washington, D.C. He also worked for more than eight years at NationsBank as a lender and vice president after he graduated from the University of Florida. Jim and his husband, Scott, live in San Francisco with their yellow Labrador retriever, Blaze.