James grew up in Loveland, Colorado. After being a student here at Ravencrest Chalet for one year he stayed on to serve as a summer and maintenance intern before coming on staff in 2010. James met his wife Stacy during his time as a summer intern. They were married in 2011 and have four sons: Jayden, Asher, Trevor, and Titus. James has an Associate of Arts degree through Front Range Community College in Fort Collins and enjoys spending time with his family, playing all kinds of board games and sports.