James is a former President of the SCA board. He earned a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a professional certificate from the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program at the University of Southern California. He has a performance background in classical piano, rhythm guitar, and as a singer in choral and a cappella groups. He produced a series of Classical and Children’s CDs, and has composed music for an assortment of documentaries, web series, podcasts and theatre productions. He worked with the audio team at Sucker Punch Productions on the PS4 games Infamous: Second Son & First Light, and with Microsoft to develop cutting-edge music and sound experiences for the Hololens. He's currently the Audio Producer at ArenaNet, the developer of Guild Wars & Guild Wars 2.