For years Jim has been an active volunteer with LEO, supporting various activities, helping with home renovation projects, and acting as webmaster for LEO’s first website.

Recently retired, Jim hopes to spend more time improving the lives of those with disabilities through LEO by doing what he can to fulfill the LEO mission and vision. He has always felt great empathy for all people who are struggling in one way or another.

Jim has lived in Washington for 27 years, the last 20 years as an Issaquah resident along with his wife, Laura, and three adult sons. His oldest son Adam is autistic and lives in the Ann Dennis Home.

After earning his Physics degree Jim taught high school science, mathematics, and computer programming classes for seven years. He spent the next 35 years working as a GIS Consultant, Applications Developer, Spatial Database Administrator, and GIS Project Manager. Most of those years were spent working for the City of Bellevue and Puget Sound Energy in Washington.