James T. Cowan - Vice President
Jim is a singer/songwriter at heart. Growing up listening to Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, and later bluesmen like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, it wasn’t until he reached adulthood that he made his first foray into performing.
After making a call to his friend Doug Gillespie, the two began what has become a longtime and fruitful collaboration, starting with Jim playing solo and opening for a band Doug was in at the time, and then Jim’s Angels at the Wheel opening at a GRHS NO CLASS Reunion, continuing with the Beatles and Band tributes, Rambles in the Ridge, and now with his work with the Foundation.
In between, Jim has been quite busy helping to run the annual DG Picnic, a fundraiser for the Glen Ridge High School Daniel E. Gleeson Memorial Scholarship, and coaching football at Bloomfield High School.
Jim is the Director of Recreation for the Borough of Glen Ridge, NJ, and lives with his gorgeous wife Pattie and lovely daughter Emerald in Bloomfield, NJ.