When Bob and Annette Jenkins began developing the formula for their organic medium, Jim Wolterman was the one that they asked to help them develop a safe, organic planting medium.
He has over 33 years of entrepreneurial experience in the organics and design industries. He is co-founder of Organic Resource Management, Inc. (ORMI) one of the largest organic material producers in the Midwest and co-founder of SWT Design, Inc., a very respected high design, environmentally conscious landscape architectural firm. SWT Design is an award-winning firm, which leads the industry in sustainability design.
Jim earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa and a Master of Business Administration from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. Jim is a registered landscape architect and is known for his strategic blend of management, administration and innovative design.
As Co-Founding Principal of SWT Design, Inc., Jim developed and cultivated a landscape architecture firm that leads the industry in sustainability and high design. SWT Design is a recent recipient of a 3-star Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) rating for their design of Novus International Global Headquarters, making it the highest rated landscape architecture project in the world. The innovation and analytical thinking of Novus is cited as a guide point for the profession and the SITES rating system in its continued development. SWT Design’s commitment to SITES™ provides a testament to Jim’s steady and passionate leadership.