Dr. Jimmy A. Nelson as born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He is a published author (Eat Your Green Peppers), holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Development & Training, a Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology, has taught internationally in China and Singapore, and as an adjunct instructor for Belmont, Davenport and Spalding Universities. He is also a “retired” Dale Carnegie® instructor, is a certified Franklin Covey® Instructor and achieved his CPTD (Certified Professional in Talent Development) from the Association of Talent Development in 2010. Jimmy also holds the Senior Certified Professional certification by the Society of Human Resources, and is accredited in D.i.S.C., DDI, Myers Briggs, Hogan, and Pi assessments. Jimmy is a recognized expert in conflict resolution and advanced teambuilding skills.
Jimmy lives near Louisville, Kentucky and in addition to being a Board Member for Life Adventure Center (5 years), he also serves on the Board of Volunteers of America (4 years), his local Home Owners Association (2 years), and as a Mentor for the University of Louisville Mentorship Program (3 years). In his personal life, he enjoys outdoor adventures like hiking and kayaking, remodeling houses, boating, geocaching, and especially travel abroad. He and his wife, Deborah, have three grown children and a beautiful grandchild – Melanie Elizabeth – who lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They also have an Old English Pocket Beagle named Daniel Jackson that keeps them company at home.