We want to take a moment to recognize James H. also known as “Jim” as a part of our Aravilla Family! Jim was born in Butler, Pennsylvania in 1940. He graduated high school in 1957 from an all male boarding school in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. Jim served during the Vietnam War, 1965-1967, in the Army as a Paratrooper Airborne unit 183. He studied at Cornell University for his Bachelors Degree in Geology then earned his Masters Degree and his PhD from Stanford University with the same area of study. After college, Jim lived and worked in several different countries including Caracas, Venezuela; Bogota, Columbia, London, UK and more for oil and gas exploration. He was a very determined hard worker and retired around 75 years old in Dallas. Jim met his husband, Riko, in 1991 in Jakarta, Indonesia. They got married in 2012. They lived together in Dallas, Texas for a while then moved to Sherman, New York by Chautauqua Lake. Together they had two fur babies which they loved dearly, “Spooky” and “Coco”. Jim’s hobbies include water skiing, snow skiing, playing tennis, painting, reading and most interestingly writing poetry! (Poem written by Jim inserted on the left) He also loves music preferably classical, opera, chamber music and good oldies. He traveled extensively due to his career and was able to explore all around the world. We are so very blessed to have Jim H. here as a part of our Aravilla Family!