Jim Mayland was born in Titonka, Iowa at Elsie Hansen’s house. He graduated from Titonka High School in 1967 and attended one year of technical school for computers. In 1958, he worked for the Titonka Telephone Company educating customers about circle digit dialing. Jim was in the Army and served in Viet Nam, assigned to communications. He worked as a switch installer, central office technician and a switchman before returning to Titonka in 1977. Jim has been the General Manager of Titonka Telephone Company for thirty years.