At the age of three, Jim Schindler was put into St. Vincent’s Villa, a Catholic orphanage. After he finished the fifth grade, he was placed in a foster home along with his brother, where they were terribly mistreated. In spite of his unhappy poverty stricken childhood, he managed to maintain an extremely positive, cheerful outlook. A graduate of John Carroll University and a successful businessman, he is the founder/CEO of Bandido’s Mexican restaurants, a small Midwestern chain.
Schindler’s newspaper column, “Schindler Sez, appears in several Indiana papers. In addition he is the author of two books, Schindler’s Tiny Tales & Whatnot, and Schindler’s Short Short Stories & Uncommon Sense (www.jamesaschindler.com). Schindler’s books are an easy to read, enjoyable collection of incredibly short, true, and humorous stories, written with a bit of advice and uncommon sense thrown in for good measure. He has been a guest speaker at the University of Notre Dame and has been quoted in, Bits & Pieces, a national motivational magazine.
Furthermore, he has developed a complete set of exercises, “The Look Your Best Naturally Facial & Neck Exercise Program,” (www.lookyourbestnaturally.com), which firms and tightens the muscles in the face and neck, for a more youthful appearance.
Married, with seven children and an ever-growing number of grandchildren, he now resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana. You may contact him at (260) 417-4247.