James E Johnson

Paso Robles California

Jim is a West Coaster at heart having been born and raised in the Los Angeles area, loving sports and playing football through high school and later in college when he attended Azusa Pacific University... Jim began a career in police work after college and worked from his mid 20's into his early 30's. He loved the experience as a cop but restless by nature and realizing that law enforcement was not his final destination. Jim went through special training to become a Commercial Diver and began his life working off shore in the Gulf of Mexico. After several years diving, Jim relocated to Nashville for personal reasons. With no Gulf of Mexico nearby another career change was in order. After selling everything from sleep number beds to Insurance, Jim finally found his passion in the wine Industry and has worked in the industry for over a decade... Now in his early 50's and still young at heart... Jim works daily as an Internet based marketer, Forex trader, Jim is also developing his wine blog which is based off his popular published wine column and has plans to put his first wines in the barrel during the fall of 2014... Jim is now expannding his wine column to small and medium sized city/lifestyle or other interested publications Please check out www.Awinefreak.com for writing samples and upcoming video content including an original internet series about Jim's adventures in starting a new winery on the California Central Coast

  • Work
    • Internet based entreprenuer, winemaker, trader
  • Education
    • Azusa Pacific University
    • The Orange County Sheriff's Academy
    • The College of Oceaneering