Focus on the things you can affect and not the ones you can’t.
with JVTR since 1994
Meet Jim Valk, a fun-loving, introverted, active father of four and the fearless leader of #TeamJVTR. Growing up in Grand Rapids, he dreamed of being a cowboy one day.
Although his “eight to five” job is far from a John Wayne movie, Jim and his wife Lorraine recently remodeled an old farmhouse in the country. So, some would say that he gets to dabble in the “cowboy lifestyle” at home tending to the chickens, riding the four-wheeler and doing chores around the homestead.
Jim’s favorite part about leading the JVTR family is working with people—whether clients or teammates, he truly enjoys having impact on the lives of others. During tax season, he stays energized by getting plenty of shut eye (which is pretty similar to his post-busy season ritual of sleeping), exercising and spending time with family. After months of training indoors and out, Jim completed his first triathlon in September 2016 alongside his training partner and son, Josiah.
In addition to pouring time and talent into his family and the JVTR team, Jim spends a significant amount of time volunteering in the community and sharing both his technical abilities and gift of leadership with others.