James was raised by his grandparents in Cave City, AR and moved to Little Rock with his band to further a career in music at 18. After years of touring, this career was a relative success in all aspects except being rich or famous.
At 27, noting that restaurant work became more physically taxing with every passing shift, he decided to enter college and it led to a new found passion for web development. Four years and thousands of tables waited later, he pursued a job at DNT Media and graduated soon after.
Along the way, he met his wonderful wife, Jesi, and found the two greatest dogs. He also started a less traditional retirement plan in the form of real estate. That’s going both wonderfully and terribly, depending on how many tenants have called that day.