Jim Elliot · TEDxNIU 2017
Born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicagoland, Jim is an alumni of Northern Illinois University. He left a successful media career with the Tribune company to found Diveheart, a non profit based in Downers Grove that helps facilitate Adaptive Scuba Therapy/Training programs around the world for people with disabilities. Jim refuses to draw a salary for this work with Diveheart which has helped launch programs in China, Australia, Israel, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and all over the Caribbean and United States. Jim is a Rotarian, Lion, Shriner, and collaborates with service organization around the world to build Scuba Therapy/Training programs on a community level.