Jim Smith – Meet our Edgers

Name:  Jim Smith

  1. What is your past involvement with Habitat for Humanity?

Donor, volunteered to help build a house with HopeForce, worked on a house in Pascagoula, volunteered after Over the Edge last year in Pascagoula.

  1. On any other Saturday, what would you be doing? Tell us a little about your normal Saturday activities. 

Fishing, playing golf, yard work, pool cleaning, boating, traveling

  1. Have you engaged in adventurous activities in the past? What activities, when and where?

Third year Edger, other rappelling, walking, zip lining, snow skiing

  1. Who are your supporters & cheering section?  Who encouraged you to participate in Hang Out with Habitat?

My wife and sister-in-law.

  1. Why did you want to participate in this event?  What drove you to rappel? 

To help raise money for Habitat. I am now a Board member and want to raise the most money of all Edgers this year.

     6.   If you had a super power, what would you want it to be and why? I would be able to heal those who are sick and mentally ill.

     7.  Are there other adventures you want to pursue?  Is this on your bucket list?  What other things are on your list?

Fly fishing trip, fishing in Alaska, golfing in Scotland, Fishing in Canada, Big game hunting in Colorado 

  1. Where do you work? What do you do?  If retired, what did you do? 

Retired from Wheaton Industries in New Jersey, where I was president. I am on the Board of Directors for Habitat Mississippi Gulf Coast and the Ocean Springs School Board of Trustees.

  1. What are your hobbies and activities outside of work? 

Fishing, golfing, adventurous activities. 

  1. Any other interesting facts you want to add, note them here.

I would also like for medical science to find a CURE for MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY. My Son Greg, The Strength Coach, beat the odds and pass away at age 52. Greg was an author and motivational speaker as well as an emcee for the 2014 Hang out with Habitat event at the Beau Rivage.