Jim McAllister grew up in Alabama and has great childhood memories of visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains as a kid. “Mom & Dad would load up the station wagon and all of us – I had three brothers – would head up here because it was always so hot in Alabama. But we would come up here and it was always nice and cool!” He went to the University of Alabama for a Business degree and spent over 35 years in sales and sales management. “I traveled to this area repeatedly during my career and decided years ago that I would retire here.” Jim grew up a sports fan and played basketball when he was younger. He’s now a rabid UNCA Bulldogs basketball fan and had great fun this year as the team won the Big South Championship and played a heroic game against the eventual #2 team in Round 1 of the NCAA Tournament! Bulldogs should be awesome this season and I hope that more Woodfin residents will turn out for home games!