Jim Minnick, a navy veteran, began his career at LARC as a volunteer prior to graduation from an animal husbandry class at The College of the Canyons. Jim started with the parrots, moved onto the wolves with LARC, and became an intricate part of the management staff of both facilities. Jim has overcome many obstacles in his life and LARC would not be the same without him. Him is a can-do man, and has managed to overcome many of the organization’s hurdles through negotiation and with a clear head.