Jim has been working in the field of school nutrition since 2005 when he graduated magna cum laude from CSUN, earning a BS in Family Environmental Science with an emphasis on Nutrition/Dietetics. His work has included long tenures with Sodexo as a Food Service Manager overseeing operations in charter schools throughout the Los Angeles area and Coronado School District in San Diego. Prior to working for Sodexo, Jim worked closely with Founding Director Jackie Keller at NutriFit, one of the largest private catering/food-delivery companies in Southern California. Some of the high profile clients for whom he successfully designed meal plans are Matt Groening, Barbra Streisand, Anjelica Huston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon and David Fincher. Jim has also managed the popular Sonora Café in Los Angeles and supervised special events for catering companies like Wolfgang Puck Special Events and the Governor's Ball at the Academy Awards. Jim is passionate about many things – but nutrition and its importance in student development is first and foremost.