Jimmy was born in the small town of Auburn, Illinois, but with both parents originally from Chicago, he adopted the Windy City as his hometown. Despite this Jimmy has spent most of his adult life living on the West Coast. He attended undergrad at Greenville College where he studied Recreation: Leadership & Sociology with the direction of pairing the world of athletics with community development. This led to an opportunity to attend graduate school at The University of Iowa, where he studied athletic administration as well as worked as a graduate assistant with Iowa Athletics. This sparked a passion for coaching track & field, which led him to move to coach for Willamette University for 2 years, then The University of Washington for 3 years. These experiences led him to connect with Tom Allen, and the two began to form Boost with the goal of making air pressure treadmills more readily accessible to a larger population of the world in order to spur greater athletic performance and drive human health. When he is not working, Jimmy enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and friends doing anything from hiking and running to attending any kind of sporting event, as well as spending time with his bulldog.