After earning degrees in Philosophy and Literature from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, James attended the highly respected National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) to further his outdoors and mountaineering education. His goal was to combine a love of adventure and exploration with a critical, insightful and compassionate view of the world. James’ writing is thoughtful, enthusiastic, opinionated and sincere. His voice reaches across many subjects, from travel and science to animal welfare and sports, with his words echoing the deep curiosity that has inspired him to become a professional writer. For over 15 years his articles, books and presentations have brought his unique perspective to a broad range of audiences.
Besides his love of writing and adventure, James volunteers at several animal rescue groups, enjoys playing and recording music, collects classic video games and reads about two books a week.