Board of Directors
Jim and his wife Jeanine adopted a puppy from Panhandle Animal Shelter and were impressed with the staff and operations of the shelter. Jim was invited to join the board of directors in April 2016 by a friend who was serving on the board. Jim had a long career in public service as a firefighter. He began as a seasonal forestry firefighter and eventually was serving as a division chief for CalFire (previously called the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or CDF) by the end of his 25 years there. Jim went on to serve as fire chief of the Half Moon Bay Fire Protection District. He and his wife currently have two dogs from the shelter. Jim and Jeannie find themselves planning vacations and activities so their dogs can be included as much as possible.