From his official CBS Survivor: Guatemala cast bio
"Jim Lynch was born and raised the youngest of eight
children in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. At age 18, he graduated
high school and joined the US Marine Corp, where he served
four years traveling extensively, including time at the
Cuban Blockade in 1962. In 1963, Lynch married his junior
high school sweetheart, Carol.
After serving with the U.S. Marines, Lynch and Carol moved
back to Nebraska and then to Denver, Colorado. He sold real
estate for awhile and eventually joined the Aurora Fire
Department in 1972. While continuing his work at the fire
department, Lynch received his Associate of Arts degree
from Red Rocks College in Lakewood, Colorado.
Having received many promotions and accolades while with
the fire department, Lynch eventually attained the rank of
captain. In 2002, with 30 years of service, Lynch chose to
retire and travel. He and Carol have been traveling
extensively throughout the world, including visits to India,
Tibet, the Himalayas and Annapurna regions of Nepal. In
April 2004, Lynch climbed Mt. Huena in Peru.
When not traveling, Lynch volunteers with the Northglenn
Urban Renewal Authority and the Northglenn Citizens Affairs
Board. He is currently writing a Model Noise Bill for the
State of Colorado. Additionally, he is building a jet
turbine sport helicopter while also taking flying lessons.
In his spare time, Lynch enjoys golf and building and
Jim and Carol Lynch have two grown children, Jeff and
Cynthia. Jim and Carol currently reside in Northglenn,
Colorado. His birth date is January 7, 1942."