Jim was born and raised in Enfield Connecticut one of four children born to Ken and Fernande Guimond. Graduating with honors from Enfield High School 1978 and lettering 3 years at wrestling (elected Team Captain).
Served 4.5 in the US Air Force (E-4) until honorably being discharged in 1982.
Achieved Honor Graduate Status, and completed Leadership Training program at boot camp. Serving as a site development specialist, performing bomb damage assessment and reconstruction planning, airfield repair, and rapid deployment construction team.
Graduated USAF Community College – Associates Degree in Civil Engineering
Residing in Portsmouth, NH.
Joined American Land Development firm 1983. Working as a site coordinator for all condominium and industrial properties.
Preparing working drawings and site surveying duties, as well as onsite construction management.
Joined NH Soil Consultants in 1985. Working as a senior project manager, lead designer for community sewage disposal systems, soil mapping, site layout, and team training duties.NH Dept. of Environmental Services, Water Supply & Pollution Control Division Designer of Subsurface Disposal Systems No. 933
Started ProDraftics Professional Design/Engineering Consultant firm 1987. Performed custom home design, site preparation, sewage disposal system design-permitting-installation, Construction Management. Specializing in Pressurized Distribution Systems for Sewage Disposal, Super Insulated/Solar Home Design, and Soil Testing and Mapping Services.
Began teaching Step Aerobics group exercise classes at Portsmouth YMCA 1987. Competed as a AAU All Natural Body Builder NH1990 State Championships 4th Place.
Began cycling competitions racing as a Category 5 competitor 1989.
Moved to Charlotte NC 1991
Joined Barrier Building Systems company 1991. Worked as a Site Development Project manager for an Operational Maintenance Service (OMS) facility for the NC National Guard, Project Manager for clinic renovation at Cannon Memorial Hospital (now Northeast Medical).
Joined The Tower Athletic Club 1993 as a part-time group exercise instructor.
Joined The Tower Athletic Club 1993 as a Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor
Certified American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health Fitness Instructor (HFI) 1993
Certified Back Care/Stress Management/Weight Management Facilitator (CCA) 1994
Athletic Director of The Tower Club Charlotte 1994.
Supervised all aspects of club operation. Budget, Payroll, Employee Relations/Staff Service Training, and Operations.
Began Rock Climbing, Certified Climbing instructor.
Joined Health and Sport Works 1996. Worked as a Corporate Wellness Facilitator, Cardiac Rehab Specialist. Director of Personal Training Services.
Started Cove Creek Group 1997. Web design and hosting company.
Self-Employed Personal Trainer. Provided Fitness Instruction in home or on location.
Joined The Crown Athletic Club 1998. as a Group Exercise instructor/Fitness Instructor.
Fitness Director 1999. Supervised all aspects of the Fitness Department. Programming, Training, Payroll, Employee Relations, Continuing Education
Certified Advantage Golf Fitness Instructor GCFI 1999. Studied with Dr. Greg Rose of the co-founder of the Titlest Performance Institute.
Prepared, managed and facilitated CAC Employee Wellness Program. Performed Lunch and learn Lectures to corporate clients of CAC as a community outreach.
Designed, managed and updated The CAC website. 1999-2001
Rejoined CAC Fitness Staff as a Group Exercise instructor/Fitness Instructor 2002
Began teaching Advanced Target Heart Rate Training Studio Cycling Classes 2002.
Joined Central United Methodist Church 1999.
Started Covecreekgroup.com 2000. Providing Web Design, Hosting and email solutions. Clients include The Fitness Company, ProFit Management, The Crown Athletic Club, and others.
Authorized Polar Heart Rate Monitor Dealer 2003
Graduate of The Legacy Center (NC86) 2006. Completed Basic, Advanced, and a 90 Leadership Program. The Legacy Center is a Leadership Think Tank and Training Academy in Cary, NC
Joined USANA as an Independent Associate 2006.
Offering a complete product line of Nutritional Supplements.
Began offering Coaching and Leadership training services to all clients 2006. Completed Dr, Stephen Covey’s Mastery Series (7 Habits Training) 2006. Currently pursuing Certification to Facilitate Franklin Covey Leadership and organization Seminars.
Mission Statement: “To find the balance in life to allow all aspects of my life to be in harmony. Give priority to the things that matter most, and be in contribution to make a difference by making the world a better place.”
Wife Suzanne, and daughter Elizabeth Fernande (15)