Born and raised in East New York, James later moved to Lake Ronkonkoma and has since resided in several towns along Long Island's North Shore.
James acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from C.W. Post College and also studied International Business at The University of Rome, Italy.
James was the Owner/Operator of Modern Food Center on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx for over 31 years. Currently, James is the Broker/Owner of Cow Harbor Realty in Northport, specializing in Commercial Real Estate.
James is an active member and contributor of several boards and charities including:
Northport Chamber of Commerce, President
Long Island Board of Realtors, Rules Committee
Long Island Board of Realtors, Commercial Board Member
Planning Board Member, Village of Asharoken
Kiwanis Club Member
Founding Member of Arthur Avenue B.I.D.