Jim serves as a consultant to the Alternative Health Law Firm, and regularly assists clients with product development initiatives in the food/functional food, personal care/cosmetic and OTC drug/API sectors. Jim has over 20 years of experience in the natural product industry. His areas of expertise include formulation chemistry, product development, intellectual property and regulatory oversight.
Jim currently operates a natural product innovation laboratory in Tampa, Florida. He previously served as Vice President of a nutraceutical and personal care products company that developed products and therapies for the cardiovascular market. Jim was also the Technical Director for a contract manufacturer of personal care, cosmetic, and dietary supplement products. Jim co-developed and successfully patented a natural and green line of antimicrobial ingredients for cosmetics and foods. He is inventor or co-inventor on 4 U.S. patents ranging from industrial products, natural, plant derived antimicrobial ingredients to antimicrobial therapies for humans and animals.
Jim holds a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of South Florida, and is an active member of the Natural Products Association and Society of Cosmetic Chemists