Instructor Jim is a 25 plus year veteran of the Tent and Special Event Industry. Jim was instrumental in the development of a tent rental inventory and management software program for special event crew leaders, project managers, and sales staff. Jim was the General Manager of Skyway Event Services in St Paul, MN, managing operations, designs and installation of special events for Best Buy, Target, Guthrie Theater, and Irish Fest. Jim became active as the Executive Director of Tent Renters of the Midwest, a regional tent and special event association, and migrated the organization to a national non-profit group referred to as Safety Advocates for Tents and Special Events. He is also currently active in the ICC 2018-21 Fire Code Action Committee.