Jim has an extensive background in television & film production, digital editing & graphic design, strategic communications, military operations and worldwide travel. His unique ability to communicate enthralling and heart-warming stories has garnered him three Emmy Awards, two Telly Awards, and numerous other award wins and nominations.
After graduating the U.S. Air Force Academy, Jim began his production career as an Air Force Combat Camera Officer on active duty for four years. Since then, he has spent 17 years as a reservist where he and his documentary teams have covered U.S. operations in Haiti, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Italy, Germany and the United States.
His directorial work on the groundbreaking sports documentary series Timeless for ESPN led to his first Sports Emmy in 2005. From 2008 to 2010, in collaboration with PBS, Lookalike Productions, and Sesame Workshop, Jim directed and produced a series of live-action documentary segments on social issues. His work on the series garnered a Primetime Emmy nomination, three Cine Golden Eagle awards and a Voice Award.
Since 2008, Jim has been providing his directorial services to create content for NFL Network and nfl.com. He chronicles the pro football season from training camp through Super Bowl for the Emmy award-winning series The NFL Season. In 2013, he won the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Short Feature for Immaculate Remembrance.
Jim has also worked on two documentary films set in Africa that both premiered in 2012: one in West Africa about life and music in Mali, and another for Oprah Winfrey’s HARPO Productions about the first class of students to graduate from her leadership academy for girls in South Africa.