James grew up in central Texas, hunting and fishing along the Bosque river. His first paying job at age twelve was driving a hay truck; at sixteen he started operating bulldozers. Attracted to the freedom of life on the road, he drove trucks from Texas to Ohio and from California to Virginia. He operated heavy equipment from the solar fields of California to paper mills in Arkansas and Alabama; from power plants in Texas and chemical plants in Louisiana to copper mines in Arizona and a gold mine in Alaska. Now, with a degree in engineering and a desire to leave a track on the earth, he builds roads. Thru it all, he has been a student of human nature and has concluded that the Indians had it right. We each have two wolves fighting inside of us, one is good and the other is evil. The one that wins the fight, is the one that we feed.