James comes to Salmon Bay Lending with a diverse background supporting clients across various industries and products, from eCommerce to the Performing Arts. Various roles from Customer Service Supervisor, Office Manager, to Artistic Director of a 501 c3 has garnered him a wealth of experience working with and exceeding the needs and expectations of the communities he’s worked with.
James also has a passion for Education, having worked as a para educator with the Lake Washington School District, as a teaching artist with Seattle Opera’s Education and Outreach programs and touring 4 seasons with Northwest Opera in Schools Etc. (N.O.I.S.E), bringing many laughs and inspiration to school assemblies through reduced operas in English, specifically adapted to entertain while teaching Elementary school audiences about opera.
James considers himself a Washington native; his family moved to Woodinville when he was 11 from Bakersfield, California. He is a graduate of Woodinville High School and the University of Washington.