Last week, the Board of the National At-Home Dad Network appointed Jim Altstatt of Bloomington, MN to the Board to fill a vacancy due to the resignation of Greg Frantz of Annandale, VA.

Greg informed the Board at the regularly scheduled quarterly Board meeting in July that he would be resigning from the Board. He had recently decided to return to college for a Master’s degree that would eventually lead to a new career for him. With his daughters now in school full-time, Greg felt this was the right time to start back to school. Unfortunately, he felt his studies and continued duties as the primary caregiver would not allow him enough time to effectively fulfill his duties as a Board member. President, Al Watts, accepted his resignation following the July Board meeting.

The Board then went in search for a candidate to fill the vacancy on the Board. After considering several candidates, they chose Jim.

Jim Altstatt and his wife have 3 children. Jim has been at home with kids for nearly 4 years after leaving a career in manufacturing/QA/engineering support roles. Born in St. Paul and lived there all of his life with the exception of college, Jim graduated from the University of North Dakota with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and later went on to receive an MBA from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, MN.

Since early 2013, Jim has been the director of Minnesota Dads At Home and helped the group grow even stronger.

When he can, Jim enjoys rock climbing (mostly indoors due to family commitments), running, cross-country skiing, hiking and camping.

The Board is very excited to add Jim’s leadership skills to the National At-Home Dad Network.