Jim Sheeler, 37, has been a staff writer for the Rocky Mountain News since February 2004, after working as a freelance writer for The Denver Post from 1999 to 2003. He began his professional writing career in 1991 at the Boulder Daily Camera, then worked as senior staff writer for the Boulder Planet weekly paper from 1996 to 2000.
Sheeler was born and raised in Texas and moved to Colorado in 1986 to attend Colorado State University, where he received a degree in journalism in 1990. He contributed to the published book, Life On the Death Beat, an obituary-writing guide for journalists by Marion Street Press in June 2005.
He lives near Boulder with his wife, Annick, and son, James.