James was born in Gallup, New Mexico and graduated high school from Fort Sumner. He served in the Law Enforcement for a number of years before he began working for IG back in 1999. James greatly values trust and does everything he can to create and foster strong, trusting relationships. For fun he enjoys watching football, attending to car shows, going to the shooting range, and spending quality time with his family. He also is an active member of his church and serves as a leader on the media and sound team.