A BC boy, James is a well-known local drama teacher, actor, playwright and director.
He has won many awards for directing in Theatre BC festivals. He has also won the Ozzie and Hamber Awards for making an outstanding contribution to theatre in the Okanagan and British Columbia respectively.
He has trained at the University of Victoria and at Flinders University of South Australia. He has an M.Ed. from U. Vic.
He is currently working on a play based on Mary I, misnamed Bloody Mary.