James comes from a long line of small business owners and was brought up around entrepreneurial minds.
At a young age, James learned to ride horses, work cattle and eventually followed in his father‘s footsteps as a competitive Team Roper. Throughout high school and early college, James competed at all levels of the sport and ultimately walked away from rodeo to work in film production. James has experience filming live music production, short films, nature and wildlife conservation, narrative driven music videos and various bodies of marketing content. He attended the University of North Texas where he pursued a degree in Radio, Television and Film. Not long after, he began working as an actor and model, but realized that his skill set was better suited in the producing role. James is excellent at bringing the right people together and motivating them towards a unified goal.
As a co-founder of Tough Draw, James serves as a producer/director where he exercises his passion for entrepreneurship and his love of the artistry in the visual medium. James currently resides in Godley, TX with his wife, two dogs and two horses and is excited about producing a film in Texas with other Texas Natives.