Jim Lutz graduated with an Architecture degree from SUNY at Alfred, New York. Professional career included various engineering positions in telephony communications with GTE and Nortel Networks. One of his highlights was serving as a Director with Nortel in Sydney, Australia. In that position, Jim oversaw the field engineering and systems support for building a mobile communications network. Presently, he is the owner of HomeSide Realty, a brokerage and property management company located in the Raleigh/Durham area.