Jim primarily designs telecom infrastructure for inside and outside plants, cabling, and pathway systems. He reviews design documents to provide input from his more than 30 years of experience in the industry and coordinates with electrical and mechanical engineers. Jim finds strategic solutions by thinking ahead. Although steadfast in his goal to meet client budgets and deadlines, Jim is flexible in his overall approach. He believes building relationships with vendors and manufacturers is crucial to meeting client needs.
Jim has enjoyed the simple pleasure of fishing his whole life. His favorite fishing spots in the Texas lakes are Lake Texoma, Lake Lavon, and Lake Ray Hubbard, where he goes striper, bass, trout, and crappie fishing. His pro tip is to go early in the morning when the fish are hungry and to set the baits around bridges and docks. Jim fishes in the shaded area and says that just like the people in Texas, the fish prefer cooler waters too.
Over the Bars
In his free time, Jim enjoys mountain biking on local trails in Texas. He has taken part in multiple mountain bike endurance races ranging to over 100 miles and lasting up to 8-12 hours. Some of his most memorable races include the “Stoopid 50” held in Stokesville, VA, and the “Most Horrible Thing Ever” in Ashville, NC.
Run, Bike, Run!
Since Jim enjoyed bike endurance races, he signed up for trail running and has participated in marathons for over 10 years. He likes taking part in duathlons, which combine running and biking. His favorite duathlon was his very first race in Maryland, which consisted of a five-mile run, a 15-mile bike ride, and then another three-mile run. Jim went in with low expectations and came in second place! Part of his training involves biking for three hours a day and running two to three times a week. During his training, Jim always tries to run farther than the distance of his races so the actual race seems easy.