James was born and raised in New York with his sister Cara by their two amazing parents, and educators, Annette and Jim. He received his B.A. in History from Nazareth College, and his M.A. in Education from Adelphi University. Teaching is his inspiration and passion, and he is currently a fourth grade elementary teacher. He resides in Palm Beach County, a short Tee Shot away from Mar-A-Largo, with his girlfriend, Nikki, and their dog, Luna.