The Pathfinder School: Traverse City Community School

Jim Hale

Maintenance Supervisor

Jim joined Pathfinder in 1989 and promised to stay one year. Since that time, Jim has remained a dedicated caretaker of Pathfinder’s twenty-two-acre campus. Prior to joining Pathfinder, Jim worked in Isle Royale National Park, and on tugboats and 1000-foot lakers, including a season on the S.S. Badger. When reflecting on working at Pathfinder, Jim states, "It is like family here—a great place to be."


B.S., Parks and Recreation Administration/Earth Science, Central Michigan University

Associates Degree in Maritime Pilotage, Great Lakes Maritime Academy