James & Janet Thornton
Franchise Owner – North Dakota / South Dakota
James joins Fundraising University after owning his own Embroidery and Screen-Printing business for over 15 years. James enjoys interacting with customers and helping them gather the right products to support and advertise their business. He feels his biggest accomplishment over the last 15 years is that he took a small home-based business and grew it into nearly a 1-million-dollar business.
James grew up in North Dakota and went to High School in Valley City. After High School he pursued his love for sports by continue his education at Valley City State University in Valley City, ND and Playing Both Baseball and Football for the college.
Currently, James and his wife Janet reside in Valley City, ND raising their 3 wonder children Devyn – 16, Abbey – 15 and Skylar – 6. They keep a very busy lifestyle keeping up with the kids. Devyn is involved with Baseball and Football at the High School. Abbey is involved with Volleyball, Gymnastics and Softball at the High School. Skylar does Basketball, Gymnastics and Softball through the summer rec programs.
James is really excited to get the Fundraising University brand into both North & South Dakota. He really feels that this is a great opportunity to put to use his skills of helping student athletes and coaches get the needs for their programs and be successful.