Jim has spent most of his career in education, serving students in grades 6-12 as a school counselor. He has always had interest in the environment and conservation and stepped away from education after 33 years to pursue a different direction. Having lifelong experience with agriculture and completing a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment, he worked a seasonal position with the McPherson Valley Wetlands just west of McPherson and feels extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to now work with KAWS as a Conservation Specialist.
In his spare time or vacations, Jim finds spending time outdoors most appealing. National Parks, State and local Parks, hiking, learning about new places, and tends to gravitate toward water structures or bodies of water. Other interests include golfing, fishing, working with mechanics, inventive ideas, riding his bicycle, and spending time with both immediate and extended family.