James grew up in Texas and graduated High School from Burleson. Shortly after high school James enlisted into the US Army and spent 13 years as a Drill Sergeant and Chemical Operations Soldier. During his time, he spent one tour in Iraq during Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and received Commendation Medals for meritorious services above and beyond the call of duty.
After his duty to his country, James earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Decision Science with a minor in Risk Management from the University of North Texas. James decided to join the financial industry because of his passion to help people. He is driven to provide the same service and excellence to his clients as he did for his country.
James resides in Keller, TX with his wife Lauren and 3 children. In his free time, you can find James watching his two boys at the baseball fields playing the game they love. James also volunteers with the local Youth Sports Association as a Commissioner.