James grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and began his career in veterinary medicine as a Veterinary Assistant in 2018. He quickly discovered his passion for working with animals and decided to pursue a career as a Veterinary Technician. In 2019, he started his work as a Veterinary Technician and after his first visit to Durango, he knew it was the place for him. In August of 2020, James started working as a Veterinary Technician at Riverview Animal Hospital, where he continues to expand his knowledge. Although he briefly left Riverview, he is delighted to be back working in a place where he can learn every day. James is currently a Provisionally Licensed Veterinary Technician and plans to take his VTNE in the near future. During his free time, he enjoys participating in nosework with his dog, spending time with his four cats, or going camping with his family in the mountains.