Jim is a puppeteer and builder. He has directed and performed in the summer solstice puppet pageant here at North House for many years. When he is not making puppet shows, Jim is often tinkering with shelters. Having grown up in a big city on the east coast, Jim has long yearned for smaller dwellings in beautiful places. Jim loves home made cabins and camp shelters, and has found yurts to be a remarkable hybrid between the two. He appreciates the adaptability of yurts, and believes that time spent in a circle improves the disposition. Jim lives on the beach in Duluth and in the forest outside Grand Marais.