Jim joined Adventure Cycling Association as executive director at the end of 2004. With his family, he relocated to Missoula, Montana from Truckee, California, where he was president of the Sierra Business Council. Previously, he directed Greenbelt Alliance in the San Francisco Bay Area and was a senior legislative assistant in Washington, DC for Senator Tim Wirth. He has also served as a senior executive in the US Environmental Protection Agency. Jim was drawn to Adventure Cycling because of his major enthusiasm for cycling and self-propelled transportation. Jim serves on the board of America Bikes, is a founding member of the Bike/Walk Alliance for Missoula, and served on the boards of Amnesty International USA and the Ginetta Sagan Fund for the Rights of Women and Children. Jim has been a keynote and plenary speaker at numerous conferences, including the Congress for a New Urbanism, Railvolution, National Bike Summit, Planning Institute of British Columbia, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Urban Land Institute, as well as numerous statewide conferences on transportation, land use, and tourism.