Born and raised along the Jersey Shore, James grew up in Spring Lake Heights and went to Manasquan High School. After high school, James attended Brookdale Community College where he graduated with his Associate’s in Communications. After college, James began a career in sales. His previous work experience involved traveling the country and allowed him to visit places he thought he’d never see. In his spare time, James enjoys anything having to do with sports. A three-sport athlete in high school, James still engages in recreational sports such as basketball and golf.