Jim Raley

Project Manager// “The Choreographer”

Jim comes to Advent with more than 20 years of experience in producing and directing events and experiential marketing. He has worked for SiriusXM/Pandora, Vanderbilt University and CMT/Viacom, in addition to Princess Cruise Lines where he was a headline singer for six years.

Jim graduated from Auburn University with a degree in musical education and is an Auburn/Opelika native. Not surprisingly, he is an avid Auburn fan. “I do believe my years as an Auburn fan has led to my ability to remain a good sport in loss and adversity, weather the storms of great disappointment, and smile through tears. War Eagle.”

Recently, Jim has discovered a new talent for pottery. He took his first class at the end of the pandemic and “in his usual Type A fashion” became obsessed. He now has a small studio and company, “jrPotter”, and you can find him at art markets around Nashville.

In his free time, you can find Jim manning the pottery tent alongside his husband, Ben. They have two cats and a chocolate lab: Juan Peron, Lilly and Eva Peron.