Our foundation herd here at Carrageen Alpacas is built on Jim's animals. We have purchased 6 animals from Sweetbriar Farm and have had 5 offspring from them. The Crown Royale line that he produced is one of the finest in the country. Jim's many show ribbons are proof of that.
Jim was a lovely man with a quick mind, a wonderful sense of humor and one of the hardest working people I have ever met. He was always there for us to answer questions, provide support and to help us out in a multitude of ways. As president of the Suri Network, he advanced the cause of alpacas across the country. He was very active in youth skiing activities in Ohio and a great husband to his wife Gini and father to his 3 daughters.
To those of us in the alpaca community, this is a real loss.