Navigator: Jim Loehrlein


I’ve been a navigator with RISE since December 2017. This experience has opened my eyes to people whose world I’d only read about. I learned much about compassion from both the RISE staff and our participants.

Prior to RISE I worked professionally as an engineer and program manager in the fields of nuclear energy, telecommunications and educational testing. I retired in 2013.

My wife, Myrna and I, celebrated our 50th anniversary with a trip to Australia and New Zealand this past August. We have 2 adult sons Aaron in Vancouver BC and John in Burbank CA and 2 grandchildren Eleanor and Sammy in Vancouver.

I enjoy gardening, home projects and in winter, jigsaw puzzles.