Jim Lyons grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts, attended Northampton High, and graduated from Nichols College with a B.A. in finance. He began his business experience in banking, followed by jobs as a business manager in a retail pharmacy, and inventory control in a plumbing and heating business. Jim loves animals, owns two dogs and three cats, and as a hobby, raises and races homing pigeons. He is also a Red Sox fan. He started working at Stoneleigh-Burnham School in February 2011. While he does not play an active role in teaching, he finds being part of the school community to be a rewarding experience.