After working in bakeries and restaurants across the country, and owning a small batch sourdough bakery of his own, James found his way to CFAC to provide technical assistance supporting CFAC’s Beginning Farmer & Rancher and Food Access programs.
He is passionate about food justice and access, and works to empower communities to make affordable, nutritious, and sustainable decisions about what’s for dinner. After tinkering in the kitchen for so long, James is excited to get to work supporting market vendors, food producers, and SNAP beneficiaries across the state of Montana.
Originally from Indiana, James moved to Missoula to be closer to the enviable bikepacking, mountaineering, and huckleberry picking that Montana has to offer. In his free time, you’ll likely find James on his bike, in the kitchen, or petting someone else’s dog.