James was born in San Francisco, CA. He has been a resident of Tuolumne for over 40 years. He has been married to his wife Jan for forty years and together raised their son Ryan and daughter Erica. He was a Dinner Chef for 11 years, then opened up his own business making cabinets that has continued for 30+ years. He started caring for the park back in 1992. Jan and James love to take road trips and James has not missed an annual duck hunt sine he was 12 and generally likes to be outdoors.