Jim Ritter is the College Connect program and community outreach coordinator for the Humboldt County Office of Education, Education at Work department. Prior to his position with HCOE, he served as Executive Director for Humboldt Live! and founded and directed the Career Frontiers program for the Northern Humboldt Union High School District. Previously he worked for 27 years as a partner in a river rafting outfitting business. He has a degree in English Literature from HSU. Ritter serves on the CR Foundation board of directors to support the important work that College of the Redwoods does to help young people prepare for successful careers.