Jim Donlon and his family have enjoyed the full opportunities of the Lower Blue River valley for 22 years while owning and managing Pass Creek Ranch. Initially the Ranch was ‘part-time’, while Jim worked as a financial executive in the automotive industry in Michigan. In 2012 Jim and his wife Sandra moved to Summit County to enjoy the opportunities on a ‘full-time’ basis.
Jim was born in Seattle, Washington and moved every three years as part of a military family. He graduated with business degrees from California State University (Fresno) and the University of Southern California and began financial work at the truck division of Ford Motor Company. He spent most of his career at Chrysler – including the acquisition of Jeep products into Chrysler, and an assignment in Stuttgart Germany with Daimler finance executives.
Jim’s other community interests are management of Pass Creek Ranch and trail patrol for the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District; and his hobbies include hiking, (hobby) photography, adventure travel with the family, ‘ranch camp’ with the grandkids, stock investment analysis and a pet dog named Maggie.