Getting to know Jim Tennant

Jim Tennant is an experienced real estate agent who moved to Bend in 2013, obtained his Oregon real estate license and joined The Garner Group as a licensed Broker. He entered real estate in 2005 while living in Las Vegas and retains his Nevada license.
Jim was affiliated with two large national franchise real estate firms in Las Vegas.

A native of Cincinnati, Jim graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with degrees in political science and sociology. An accomplished musician, he performed with show bands at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center and was band leader and trumpet player for 12 years on cruise ships operated worldwide by Carnival Cruise Lines and Princess Cruises. He and his wife, Mollie, lived in Portland between cruises. They met aboard a cruise liner where she was performing as a singer.

A two-time All-American golfer in high school, Jim was assistant golf pro at The Revere Golf Club at Anthem and caddie at Shadow Creek Golf Club in Las Vegas before beginning his real estate career.

Golf and music are Jim’s primary interests. He continues to perform professionally in musical engagements as the occasion arises.


My secret talent is?
Hiding all my talent

Favorite Phrase:
“You’ve got to be joking”

What is something very few people know about you?
I laugh in my sleep

I’m obsessed with…
clean teeth

Favorite childhood book?
Ants in my Pants

Don’t tell anyone, but running out of Coors Light always makes me cry

What is your favorite Central Oregon activity?
Driving 45mph on HWY 97

Favorite movie quote?
Remember when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

If you had a superpower what would it be?
To bend people to my will…….wait, I already do that

Do you have any secret vices?
Too many to go into

Have you ever had a dream come true?
Filling out these questions is a dream come true

Most embarrassing moment?
Every waking moment is an embarrassment…….just ask my kids

What is one talent you possess that blows people away:
embarrassing my kids

What is the one thing you couldn’t do without?
Golf Channel

Name something you’d like to invent.
Flying car…duh

Favorite word?
I’m pretty sure I can’t share that in this forum

Biggest regret in life, so far?
Not stopping the Germans from bombing Pearl Harbor

Something very few people know about me:
I’m a history buff

When was the exact moment you knew you were a nerd?
Last Tuesday at 2:35pm

Claim to fame…
I am the current Senior Club Champion at Awbrey Glen GC

Favorite movie…
The Greatest Game Ever Played

Favorite food…
Coors Light

If reincarnated what would you come back as?
Me, but not as stupid

If I could have one special talent it would be?
Talking to my dog

Have you ever met anyone famous?
Not sure, does Wink Martindale count?

What are you reading right now?
The Wink Martindale Story

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?
Whistling the Andy Griffith theme song

What was your favorite band 10 years ago?

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
Some weed

Have you had your 15 minutes of fame yet?
Yes….but this will make me even more famous I’m pretty sure

How do you like your eggs?
I like ‘em just fine, thanks

Got any phobias you’d like to break?
Yes, I’m scared of Wink Martindale

What’s your favorite breakfast cereal?
That’s easy…..Coors Light!