Jim has Theatre Arts Degrees from Foothill College and Cal State University, San Jose. He worked for several years as a media designer at DeAnza College in the early 70s where he met his wife, Karen. In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, as a direct result of his audio soundtracks and media work, Jim became heavily involved in working with blind people. In 1988, Jim co-founded and became CEO of HumanWare (www.humanware.com), a company that designs and distributes technology for people who are blind, visually and/or print impaired.
Jim and Karen moved their permanent residence to Oregon in 2007 and now enjoy full retirement at their small Pinot Noir vineyard on Ribbon Ridge. Jim helped with the early development of Willamette Shakespeare and is currently President of the Board.
Jim played Mr. Rice in the Chehalem Players production of Molly Sweeney in 2012. Jim is delighted to be back in this production and with this cast! He plays Victor, the owner and sole patron of the Café du Grand Boeuf.