With considerable experience in the manufacturing realm and outdoor recreation industry, Jim’s passion for building high quality brands is what has allowed Asheville Botanicals to become the leading high-end boutique extraction and production facility in the Southeast. With a degree in Economics and Business Management from North Carolina State University, Jim soon became the Vice President of Sales and co-owner of a boutique manufacturing company. Specializing in custom manufacturing in the outdoor recreation industry, Jim’s ability to create high quality product in an efficient manner is what attracted esteemed clients such as Patagonia, Cabela’s, and L.L Bean. While assisting in the management of facilities in the U.S. and Mexico, Jim was able to form international relationships with leading firms and later sold his venture in 2011. Jim enjoys being with his family and spends his time scuba diving and skiing.