Jim Proctor’s Background


Jim, his wife Robin and two children live at Historic Pine Gables off Boys Camp Road. Jim is a native of Lake Lure. His home is listed on the National Historic Registry, has been owned by Jim’s family for more than one hundred years and has been a tourist lodging facility for more than two hundred years. Jim enjoys photography, water sports, bicycling and community service. Along with serving as Mayor of Lake Lure and maintaining Pine Gables, Jim is a real estate broker for Bald Mountain Realty.  


Community Boards, Associations and Services







With Mayor Proctor’s leadership the Town Council has accomplished the following



Real Estate Broker, Jim Proctor Real Estate, Lake Lure, NC. (10/84 to Present) Licensed Real Estate Broker. Listing and selling resort homes, land and commercial properties.  Vacation Rental Cabins on Lake Lure.

Owner/Operator, Pine Gables Cabins.

Sales Consultant, J. S. Proctor Company, Charlotte, NC. (As needed 1/83 to 12/06) Land research, acquisition and development for company holdings in Western North Carolina. 

Substitute Emergency Care Worker, Caring For Children, Inc., Asheville N.C. (As needed 12/93 to 5/94) Supervise youths in a group home on a twenty-four hour basis. Work closely with the Department of Social Services, Guardian Ad Litem Program, Schools, and other community professionals. 

President and General Manager, Dancing Bear Toys, Ltd., Asheville NC.(9/89-12/93) Original owner, Developed idea and created a very successful retail toy store. Generated a computer based mailing list, performed general accounting, maintained current tax records, and designed ad layouts.  

Survey Crew Leader. McMahan and Reese P.A., Weaverville, NC. (10/88-12/89), and Professional Survey Company, Rutherfordton, NC. (10/87-10/88, 10/83-10/85), Supervised crew of two to six workers. Operated transit, researched land title, used IBM computer to calculate and plot survey plats, used HP41C handheld computer to calculate traverse in field.  

Youth Counselor Technician, Camp Woodson, Juvenile Evaluation Center, Swannanoa, NC. (10/85-10/87) Counseled adolescents at an adventure-based camping program designed to encourage personal growth and social adjustment for adjudicated youth. Activities included wilderness camping, backpacking, rock climbing, horseback riding, and canoeing. Trained in CPR, advanced lifesaving, and rescue techniques. Licensed Emergency Medical Technician (1985 to 1988). Very familiar with flora and fauna of Western North Carolina.

Resort Maintenance, Pine Gables Cottages, Lake Lure, NC. (Summers 1971 - 1985) Maintained ten cottages and grounds. Activities included plumbing repair, carpentry, painting, roof repair, small engine repair and landscaping of twelve acres. Supervised the cleaning and interior design of cottages.





Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC. (1975-1980). BA. in Intercultural Studies with a focus on Education and Asia. Minor in Art. Studies included travel to India and Nepal in 1977 and 1979. These trips included volunteer work in Nepal (building a solar water heater for a community laundry), being a participant observer at various schools, studying the Nepali language and organizing a trek to the Annapurna Base Camp in the Himalayan Mountains.



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PO Box 384
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