James is the Director of the Community Paramedicine program of Ute Pass Regional Health Service district and is affectionately known by most within the community as “Tiny”. James has been involved with emergency medicine since 1991 and has been honored to serve the citizens of Ute Pass Regional Health Service District since 2008. James is the Paramedic Advanced Care Team (PACT) program facilitator. In this role James insures maximum community value by leveraging underutilized resources to meet the needs of underserved populations. As American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center Faculty, James is responsible for training AHA instructors for many life support disciplines. Aside from his responsibilities to the district, James is serving his third term as President of the Teller County Emergency Medical Service Council. James currently serves as chairman of the Pikes Peak Community College Emergency Medical Service Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the professional Practices Committee for Prospect Home Healthcare. James is adjunct teaching faculty for Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado University of Colorado Springs Hospital System, and The prestigious Penrose St. Frances Institute. Before moving to Colorado James served four years with the Office of Homeland Security, Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) out of Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento California and is a former Boy Scout and Explorer Scout. James is currently working on his BSBA with a focus on international finance through Colorado Technical University. James is the father of four amazing children and two precious grandchildren. In his spare time James likes to travel the world on a shoestring budget often staying in hostels, vans, and on one occasion a train station. James has been to 16 countries on 6 continents. James’s favorite saying is “Do not waste your time learning the tricks of your trade, instead master your profession”.