A native of Big Rapids, MI, James was born into a sports family. Both parents hailed from Ferris State University and were voted into the coaching Hall of Fame. Post-graduation from Sacred Heart Academy in Mt. Pleasant, MI, he played baseball at Kellogg Community College. James finished his baseball career at Davenport University, where he also received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.
Upon graduation, James interned for the West Michigan Whitecaps before working full-time in the front office with the Detroit Lions. James' career in sports continued at William Penn University where he coached football and baseball. While coaching, James also achieved his Master’s Degree in Business Leadership.
James' diverse sports background continued when he enrolled at Harry Wendelstedt Professional Baseball Umpire School. He spent five seasons umpiring professional baseball for the MiLB. Most recently, James has been the Assistant General Manager at a lodge in Aspen, CO, and the Marketing Director for Dwyer Greens and Flowers.
In his free time, James enjoys golf, hockey, and softball. He loves any sort of competition including board, card, and yard games. He is excited to meet the TPC Michigan membership and looks forward to seeing everyone at the Club!