James’s passions for the geologic and geographic sciences stem from his roots growing up in Fairplay, in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Focusing on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) gives him the ability to support decision making, and planning at LRE by providing cartographic products, spatial analysis, and other technical services. James works to build upon his professional career by continually developing his knowledge of mapping applications, web services, and remote sensing systems in the water resources industry. James also intends to continue his path through higher education by attending a graduate program that will compliment his academic and professional skills.