James has been an enthusiastic Habitat for Humanity volunteer since 2009. James started his Habitat journey by volunteering on builds, progressing to joining the Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors in early 2011. Soon after, Joplin was hit by a devastating tornado in May 2011, and Habitat immediately started to help displaced families get back quickly to quality homes. James relocated to Northwest Arkansas in 2013, and with his wife, Jennifer, have two young boys. James is the Senior Manager of Land Development at Walmart Realty; he has also worked in commercial real estate since the mid 1990’s, both in Europe and in the US.