Jim is a retired Fire Fighter/Paramedic based out of Phoenix, AZ. He and his teammate represented the USA during the 1992 Camel Trophy in Guyana, finishing 2nd overall and bringing home the “Team Spirit” award. Jim was hired back the following year to pre-scout and create a route book for the 1994 Camel Trophy in Paraguay, Argentina, and Chile. Jim’s unique personality and skillset led to him assisting with the selection and training of every US team from 1993-1998. These experiences led him to develop a working relationship with Land Rover North America, Wild Trackers, 7P Overland, Cameron Advanced Mobility, and the creation of his own company, MyQuest Adventures, in which he provides driving instruction, emergency medical support and training while on events.

Over the past 30 years, Jim has worked on remote vehicle based events in 30 different countries on 5 continents. He has a passion for teaching, whether it’s emergency vehicle operations to Fire Fighters, off-road driving, recovery, vehicle selection/prep, or wilderness medicine to civilians.

Along with Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor, Paramedic, Wilderness Paramedic, Jim is also certified as a City & Guilds NPTC Off-Road Assessor and BCFSC Instructor. Jim’s has a passion for endurance racing having competed in two full Ironman races, dozens of half and shorter distance triathlons, and many mountain bike races.

Photo by Brett Willhelm


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