Jim is a huge advocate for the Duneland Family YMCA. As an Insurance Advisor who works in Chesterton, he will do just about anything to help further the Y’s cause to benefit the people in the Duneland Community, which is why he is choosing to participate in Dancing Like the Stars. He is married to his wife, Nicole, and has 3 children: Abigail, Sophia, and Patrick. His experience with the Y includes watching his daughters graduate at the Forchetti Center, but began at the early age of 8, as a member of the Indian Guides. He is finishing his second term on the Y board and is proud to have played a small part in the hiring of Dave Kasarda, who has evolved into a tremendous asset to the Duneland community.