Jim Davis comes from Seattle, Washington in the USA. He has had an interesting and eclectic life working at various occupations including commercial fisherman in the Bering Sea, chemist, then software engineer. His study of religion and spirituality eventually bought him to South America where he has experienced a variety of plant medicines. He has participated in over 300 ceremonies with 30 different shamans in Ecuador and Peru, and is currently training to be an ayahyasquero. Being on the other side of a life-long struggle with depression and alcoholism, his compassion and understanding of human nature has greatly helped many clients who come to the Hummingbird in search of relief from depression, or simply a reprieve from their busy western lives. Those interested in how ayahuasca can help with depression may want to read his article Ayahuasca as a Cure for Depression .