Jim is a TEDx Speaker with more than 3000 presentations to his credit. As a wildlife expert and keynote speaker, he revels in sharing his passion for working with the world's most remarkable animals to transport audiences into his wild world. Early on, Jim realized he commanded a unique opportunity--to partner with others to save the world's wildlife through the power of the spoken word. This realization drives him to deliver exceptional presentations which directly contribute funding to conservation initiatives for critically endangered wildlife.  

Jim is...

  • The Curator of Education for Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

  • A graduate of Cornell University where he studied Animal Science, Applied Economics and Business Management 

  • A guest lecturer for the University of Connecticut

  • A conservationist who has studied Black rhinos, lions and Great White sharks in Africa

  • An adventurer who has conducted field research on Alaskan Brown Bears

  • The former host of PBS television’s Wildzoofari

  • A writer who has written for PBS television and The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • A wildlife expert who has appeared on: The Today Show, The CBS Early Show and Fox News and has been featured in The New York Times