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Board of Directors Member

Jim graduated with a B.S. from California State College, and continued his education with Thomas Jefferson University School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor degree. Jim was President of Nu Beta Epsilon, National Legal Honorary Society, and was awarded American Jurisprudence Awards for Torts and Trial Practice. Jim continued his education with the Veteran Affairs Outreach Program, San Diego State University and completed an Executive MBA Program at Pepperdine University. Jim had an extensive career in the United States Marine Corps where he was decorated for Valor in Combat.

Jim retired with the rank of Captain, and his service included; Basic MOS/Infantry Officer, Company Commander, Infantry Training Regiment, Camp Pendleton, CA/Camp Lejeune, NC, Liaison/Intelligence Officer to initial Vietnamese relocation to Camp Pendleton, CA, Legal Administrative Officer Staff Judge Advocate, Camp Lejeune, NC, General Aide-de-Camp to, General Hugh Hardy and General Paul Godfrey, U.S. Naval Justice School, First Marine Division Association, Third Marine Division Association and Disabled American Veterans. After retiring from the Marine Corps, Jim has worked as a consultant and advisor to emerging growth companies in the technology and construction industries. In that capacity, Jim has provided advice regarding strategic planning and capital structure, in addition to linking the companies to key personnel. In addition to his involvement with these business ventures, Jim is an author, whose works include the short story “In Search of Heroes.”