Jim is a board member of the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation and Director of the Foundation’s Conservation program. His conservation work focuses primarily on supporting efforts to protect and conserve the world’s ocean habitats, coral reefs, and the apex predators whose survival is imperiled by overfishing and global climate change.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Jim worked as an attorney for nearly two decades for Earthjustice, a public interest environmental law firm. As an attorney in Earthjustice’s Bozeman, Montana office, and later as the managing attorney in the organization’s Denver, Colorado office, he litigated and directed numerous cases whose goals were to protect the landscapes and endangered species of the American west, and to preserve the clean air and water upon which the region’s residents depend. Jim has degrees from Columbia College (BA), the University of California at Los Angeles (MA), and the University of California at Berkeley (JD). Jim lives in Colorado.