Jim was raised in rural Wisconsin farm country, graduate of Purdue University with degrees in Engineering and Industrial Management in 1967, resident of Beverly Hills, California for 22 years, and relocated to the Brockway area on the North Shore of lake Tahoe with wife, Jan in 1990.
Employed by North American Aviation and Computer Science Corporation to plan and develop facilities for the military and space program systems including B-1, F-111, and Apollo and seven data centers around the world prior to starting his Facility Planning and Development Consulting firm in 1973. Recent projects include Convention Centers, Public Libraries, U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany, Courts in Kuwait, and buildings for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Military Intelligence Agencies, and a number of state and local government/office buildings.
Jim guided the design and construction of the Prim Library and The Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences. He is now semi-retired with projects in San Diego and occasionally overseas. Jim and Jan enjoy skiing, the social life of the North Shore, and travel extensively.