Meet Jamie the Builder

Jamie the Builder (a.k.a. Jamie Aiken) is the founder of The Refuge, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization best known for its experiential education programs: Project American Life (PAL) and Your Outdoor University (YOU). Jamie’s initial concepts grew from ambitious ideas into residential learning centers serving thousands of children annually. Project American Life has been a pioneer in inspiring character development and critical thinking skills using The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution as core foundations of the experiential curriculum.  Your Outdoor University is an exciting, creative approach to mastery of core subjects while having fun in the great outdoors.  

In addition to starting programs and authoring texts, Jamie is a professional speaker and musician specializing in the cultural, moral, and spiritual topics addressed in his books, music and essays. These publications reflect the heart, mind and soul that gave birth to Jamie the Builder.

In addition to empowering the expansion of Project American Life nationwide, Jamie is a professional speaker and musician specializing in the cultural, moral, and spiritual topics addressed in his books, music and essays  

Jamie’s Menu Items as a Speaker:
•American Exceptionalism

•Biblical vs. Postmodern Worldviews
•Moral and Economic Relationships
•Tools for Renewing the Culture
•Self-evident Truths of Liberty

Though commonly known as “Cheetah Man” in Kenya and select parts of Birmingham, Jamie is refraining from Olympic participation until PAL is running smoothly from sea to shining sea.  

However, he is eager to share morning coffee as well as afternoon tea and crumpets.

As a songwriter, Jamie has released five albums, including Spirit of Alabama.

Here is a video made for PAL which features Jamie's songwriting and musical compositions: