Jim Anderson joined our Lubbock Monterey AMBUCS Club in 2019 at the invitation of Richard Hamilton. Jim says he was retired and was looking for new things to do.
Jim worked for Oxy Permian LTD for 43 years before retiring, and was mostly in Maintenance Management where he started a predictive maintenance program in 1995 and developed it across the company over the next 25 years.
When asked for an interesting fact about himself, Jim said, “I’m a ‘Jack of all trades, Master of none’. (Well, maybe a couple)” Guess we’ll have to find out another time what those “couple” are. His favorite pastime is staying busy – mostly woodworking, home upkeep, traveling, and visiting with family and friends. (“When Covid’s not in the way.”)
He is married to his “best friend and Covid Companion” Christi Diane. They adopted 2 infant children in the late 70s. (Landon Chad who is now age 43 and Laci Kay who is now age 41) Chad has 2 children (Daiden, age 19 and Coleton age 16) He served 21 years in the Air Force and retired to do the same job working as a Government employee. Laci has 1 child (Sophia age 11). She works at Texas Tech as an Academic Advisor. Christi (Jim’s wife) is retired from South Plains College where she was the director of Guidance and Counseling at the main campus, Reese, and Plainview.
When asked about his future goals, Jim shared “At this time it’s getting past Covid 19 and establishing the “New Normal”. He says that he and Christi will probably travel internationally again and that he’ll probably get a part time job to “give the wife a little ‘me” time.” (As well as himself a little “me” time).
Like Jim, if you are looking for a way to be involved in a very special community activity, JOIN US any Monday at one of our regular luncheons at the Merket Alumni Center on the Tech Campus and find out more about the AMBUCS Mission.