James started Anderson Insurance Agency after working as a captive agent for 6 years. James grew up in south Oklahoma City and is a 1993 graduate of Westmoore High School where he was an all-state soccer player and kicker for the football team. After earning a football scholarship to the University of Tulsa, he was a four year starter and earned first team all-conference honors his junior year as the field goal kicker. James graduated from Tulsa in 1998 and soon after married Erin Hawn. They now have 3 boys and 1 girl. James still enjoys sports and is an active member of Emmaus Baptist Church.