James is a 2014 Fellow of the Mountain & Wilderness Writing Program of the Banff Centre in Alberta Canada. As a freelance
journalist and an independent media producer in a career that spans more than 20 years he specializes in telling stories
about outdoor recreation, environmental conservation, acts of charitable giving and practices of sustainable living.
He has worked in the outdoor industry since 1989 as a guide, outfitter, independent sales representative, writer, and
photographer. He is the author of the new book “The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors”. He has provided
photography and social media support for the U.S. Capitol Christmas since 2015. James is a contributor to several outdoor-focused
print and online publications such as National Geographic Adventure, Rock & Ice, Alpinist, SUP, Elevation Outdoors,
Women’s Adventure, the Clymb.com,Park Advocate, High
Country News, Appalachia Journal, The Guarding, Outside Magazine and Land & People.