James comes from Minnesota where he grew up paddling many of the 10,000 lakes the state offers. He previously lived in northern Minnesota where he graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a degree in outdoor education and business administration. Pursuing his passion for paddling he led kayaking trips for Lutsen Resort on the north shore of Lake Superior for a season. James now calls Anacortes home and is hoping to pursue his outdoor education career.
This past winter he was offered a job running tours down on the South island of New Zealand. Although he had a wonderful experience, we sure are glad to have this talkative and energetic guy back on the team!
When he is not paddling you can find him mountain biking, trail running, camping or looking for the next big adventure. James is extremely passionate and enthusiastic and hopes to share his great love for the outdoors with you on your next paddling adventure!