As a founding Board member (1996), Jim has helped guide Roaring Fork Conservancy from its very beginning. Jim is nationally recognized for his skill in general management, community planning and development, and design and structuring of project financing. Early in his career he worked as the project manager for Harbour Town at Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island, the most ambitious private harbor development ever built on the East Coast. By 1975 he had become President of Sea Pines, which had become a leader in resort development nationwide. Since 1978, he and a partner have led their local company, Chaffin/Light Associates, into recreation community development ventures in multiple states. He was the managing partner of the Roaring Fork Club and is currently the managing partner of the Ironbridge Golf and Mountain Community. Jim was a trustee of the Urban Land Institute for 6 years and is a former Chairman of the ULI/Recreation Development Council. He holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina and an M.B.A. from Harvard University School of Business. Jim serves on the River Center Working Committee. He lives in Snowmass, CO.