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. e 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.