Jim Barnes joined SML in 2003 after his company, James J. Barnes Insurance Services, was acquired by the firm. Jim first entered the insurance industry in 1976 with Lincoln National Life and remains actively involved with all his clients. His industry affiliations include:
* Redwood Empire Life Underwriters Association
* Former President
* Northern California Association of Health Underwriters
* Former Board Member
Outside work, Jim is Past President of the Redwood Empire Food Bank. In 1969, he graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in Mathematics. Jim and his wife Claudette reside in Santa Rosa where they raised their children, Kimberly and James.