Seems like he dropped off the radar. He was a major force in producing the guidebook "Phoenix Rock" and the famous "Granite Mountain" Tyvek indestructible little gem of a guidebook that got me up many a classic lines on that Mtn. Pipe in all of you Supertopo guru's !
After working the Asian X games for several years he ended up moving to Northern Thailand getting married and maybe even teaches english there. He was traveling to the States for a while (maybe still does) just haven't run into him in 5 or so.
A little search on his company Waugh Worldwide Productions turned up "World Extreme Games" in China next month. Perhaps more organizing of climbing comps than teaching?
Waugh brother are first class people. In the very early 90's I was bouldering while on biz travel @ Camelback in PHX. Mike casually comes over and escorts me away from a rattlesnake den (as an east coaster, I didn't know what I was standing on). He and Jim then proceed to show me tons of great problems around the corner from where I was goofing around. At the end of the day they ask me where I was parked; I say "way up in that upper lot." which happened to be on the other side of the snake pit. No worries, they walk me down through some pricey homes, exchange friendly words with the home owners, and hop in their old white beater pickup truck, parked right in front of a $1M house. They not only give me a ride back to my car, they give me their phone numbers to give them a call to go bouldering the next day.
I have some very good memories of many many Phoenix Bouldering Comps. I made a lot of fun of Jim at the last few because of his over-seriousness, but it was probably warranted by the numbers of people. But most important of all I always had a great time and left with good memories and shredded tips.
Saw him at a benefit for M. Karabin (name spelling probably wrong) after his bouldering fall which led to ugly femur fracture.. Jim happened to be in town and gave a slide show at the climbing gym in S. Tempe. Told me he was living in Bangkok with his wife and teaching English.
Jim is living and teaching English at a private school in Bangkok, Thailand. He's also bolting new routes are some crags in the area. He's visited me the last couple summers when he's been over to the States. Doing well and living the dream!
After climbing with Jim at the Labyrinth in the Supes, I asked him if he knew of another place in the range that had great rock. He pointed a gnarled finger towards the Nosepicker Pinnacles and said that it was pretty good over there. That is how Zonerland began. Glad to hear he is well. He is a good guy.