James started teaching English in 2007 at Westwood Middle School in Gainesville, FL. He taught there for seven years before moving to Santa Barbara, CA for a couple of years. While there, James taught at Goleta Valley Junior High and San Marcos High.
Vermont has always been a special place to James. As a child James used to vacation in Vermont every year. It was also the place James first went on vacation with his future wife, and they eventually got married in Bennington. James and his wife now live in a former school house in Old Bennington. They have two fuzzy snow dogs named Apollo and Gaia. In his spare time James enjoys writing screenplays, watching football, and playing board games.