James, a long time real estate investor from a family of real estate investors, turned an avocation into a vocation after retiring from a successful career in health administration. His approach to the real estate world comes from his experience and education in management and accounting. He is a veteran with two honorable discharges, and has a bachelor of science from Auburn and a master of science from the University of Michigan. His greatest achievement is that his wife, Michelle, loves him though he is at a loss to explain why. He is the proud father of three sons and a daughter. He has a number of pets that love him when it is time to eat or go for car rides, and is an avid fisherman, not to be confused with catcher of fish.