USA • Central Plains
“I create a world of joyful community within, by sharing my talents, skills and passion with the world around me.”
Jim is Co-founder of Eco-engineering, a growing corporation committed to creating clean energy for a changing world. He has helped grow Eco-engineering from 2 employees to over 50 employees and subcontractors all over the world. Jim’s mission of service is most evident at the Sunday dinner gatherings that he and his wife, Stephanie host regularly at his home in Des Moines. Parents, children, grandchildren and good friends are treated to carefully prepared food, and often selected readings or poetry, in an atmosphere of inclusiveness, love and celebration. Jim has a long list of men he mentors in their quest to become better men and live out their personal missions in the world. Jim grew up with 6 brothers and sisters in Omaha, NE, often the brunt of racial prejudice against his Japanese heritage. He graduated from Kansas State University. He was initiated in South Sioux City, NE in September 2009.