Our Team

Jim Cooper is the Principal for Soaring Heights Consulting and operates it out of their home in Olympia, WA. Jim has more than 30 years of working with businesses, nonprofits, governments and political campaigns to accomplish their goals.

90D77CDE-DB34-459C-B6C8-284221B184B8.jpegJim was elected to the Olympia City Council in 2011 and reelected in 2013, 2017 and 2021; he is also the CEO of United Ways of the Pacific Northwest, the trade association for local United Way organizations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. He is currently president of the Olympia Metropolitan Parks District, chair of the City's Law Enforcement and Firefighters (LEOFF1) Disability Board and chair of the Olympic Regional Clean Air Agency Board.

Jim has over 30 years of nonprofit, corporate and government leadership experience working to achieve positive outcomes for people and the environment. Jim has has a unique ability to facilitate difficult group conversations in a way that brings people together towards common outcomes. His experience includes finance, non-profit leadership, communications and outreach, construction management, program development and evaluation, training, and public policy.

As an Army veteran and Eagle Scout Jim stands up for issues that affect health and safety, while working to make his community the best place in America to grow up and live. He is a 2007 graduate of leadership Thurston County and made the Business Examiner’s 40 under 40 list in 2013.