Jim joined Easterseals Crossroads in 2014 after serving as a counselor and supervisor at Vocational Rehabilitation Services and as a counselor/trainer in the WorkOne system. As an assistive technology specialist, he serves the northern part of Indiana. Jim holds a Master of Arts in counseling from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science in telecommunications from Ball State University. He also holds the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification and is a Certified Workforce Development Specialist. As an assistive technology specialist, Jim works to determine assistive technology needs, provide solutions and train people on how to use assistive technology equipment or software. He particularly enjoys the “ah ha” moment when a consumer “gets” an assistive technology they have been working with and watching them use their assistive technology solution to help them with their work and/or life goals. His personal mission is “to use what gifts he has to try to help others.” When not working, Jim enjoys spending time with his wife, playing the trumpet and umpiring fast-pitch softball and baseball.