With a background in real estate development, green building, and historic renovations, as well as climate action nonprofits, Jim knows that development requires managing the demands of internal stakeholders at the same time as honoring the vision of public stakeholders. In addition to owning a multi-city real estate firm, Jim was the Managing Director for Global Climate Initiative, focusing on economically sound business models to reduce energy consumption and operating costs resulting in significant greenhouse gas reduction.
Like many, Jim was first introduced to the Tetons and Yellowstone as a young kid on a family trip. Jim now proudly calls Jackson home. Three years ago, Jim walked into the Alliance office and asked how he could help. Today, he serves on our board and through his real estate experience brings a deep understanding of the Public Process and how to navigate sensitive issues balancing the publics needs with longterm environmental and planning goals.
“The Alliance voice is badly needed in our community which is on the world stage but relies on local citizens to protect the ecosystem and culture for all. Although the challenges continue to grow, I am encouraged that the Conservation Alliance is having a growing positive impact on community decisions.”