Jim became involved with TART Trails as a volunteer during the trail survey in 2002. Since then he became a groomer on the Vasa Pathway and enjoys working on all of the trails. Jim joined the TART Trails board in 2006 and currently serves on the Outreach Committee and the Safety, Operations & Maintenance Committee. He is an avid cross-country skier and also enjoys bicycling and walking the trails. Jim explains, “Returning to Traverse City after spending time in an area without an established trail system, I truly appreciate our trail system and everyone who has worked so hard to establish it. My desire is that it continues to grow and that existing trails continue to improve”. Jim received the Jim Mudgett Trail Pioneer Award in 2010.