Miles is so glad to be a War Horse too!
James K. Rumbaugh, LPC, NBCT
School Counselor for 12th grade and 10th graders with last names G-O
Charles D. Owen High School
I was born in Hawaii and raised in the Washington D.C. area. Below is a short history of how I came to be a War Horse!
West Virginia University Bachelors in Recreation and Parks, Wildlands
Management from The College of Agriculture and Forestry.
Peace Corps, Philippines; Integrated Protected Areas Services Volunteer
training the local people to become National Park Rangers. Mount Pulag
National Park is the second higest peak in the country at nearly 10,000
Post Peace Corps travel: I traveled
overland from Beijing to London by train exploring the Silk Road route
through Mongolia and Russia.
Instructor, Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, Florida. 28-day
flat water canoeing courses with at-risk and adjudicated youths.
Through Florida's Department of Juvenile Justice, these expeditions were
either used as a transition or as an alternative to Detention.
Counselor for Project Adventure's Choices Program in Covington,
Georgia. Choices was a 4-month minimum residential alcohol and drug
rehabilitation program for high school aged males. Adventure-Based
Counseling was used through ropes course and wilderness experiences.
After 3 years in Georgia, I moved to Maryland...
Masters in Counseling from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD in May 2008.
was a phenominal program utilizing current research in the feilds of
counseling and psychology. The course load and professors demanded
maximum effort from each student.
Needing a change
of pace from the rat race of D.C./Baltimore, I saw and ad for the
position in Buncombe County. I was interviewed, hired, and moved all in
I arrived in Asheville in the fall of
2008 in my 1995 Jeep Wrangler with 3 bags of clothes, a box of books,
and two bikes. For the past 7 years I had been a counselor in Buncombe
County. I am ending my 2nd year at Owen High School.
I have accumulated 3,000 hours of clinical supervision to become a Licenced Professional Counselor in North Carolina.
Please visit my Counseling Philosophy Page to find out more about my particular counseling style.