Jamie was born in Kamloops, but soon moved to Nanaimo as a child. He enrolled at VIU to attend the Business Administrative Program. Following his schooling he began his career in the auto industry with TD Auto Finance for 3 years, then later moving to Carfinco for two years as Regional Manager. Jamie relocated to Edmonton, AB. to join the Chrysler family for a year before taking the plunge to open up his first dealership in Surrey, BC with long-time friend Tyler Atkins. With their first year being a success they made the move to a larger location in Burnaby, BC.