Jim is a native of McNary and is the eldest grandson of James G. McNary who founded the town in 1924. He and his wife, Chris, live in nearby Pinetop Lakes Country Club. Jim has been in real estate since obtaining his license in 1970. He went on to get his broker’s license in 1973 and has owned and operated two companies in Tucson where he practiced for 39 years. He and Chris are still active in Pinetop with Realty Executives – White Mountains.
Jim was the Regional Director for the National Wild Turkey Federation covering Arizona and New Mexico from 2003-2007. He is one of only two Diamond Life Members of the NWTF in Arizona.
Jim has been an avid hunter since his father introduced the sport to him in the late 1940’s as a kid. He has harvested two large 6x6 bull elk in Arizona plus an Oryx and antelope in New Mexico.
He presently serves as the President of the White Mountain Chapter of the Arizona Elk Society. Chris serves as Chapter Secretary.