Jim “Bubba” Bay has been a lifelong resident of upstate New York. Prior to his accident, he spent 25 years working hard for two family-owned businesses in Pine Plains, New York – a popular landscaping company and Two Bay’s Service Station.

Dedicated to bringing out the best in others, Bay also enjoyed serving as a sports coach at his local high school. Bay is the proud father of five children, including two sons who are now in Heaven. Bay is a graduate of Stissing Mountain High School in Pine Plains, New York and of Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, New York.

His favorite activity, when not hard at work or spending time with his family, is metal detecting – and he’s made some great finds!