James grew up on a fifth-generation crop and livestock farm in southeastern South Dakota. He graduated from SDSU with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Agricultural and Biological Sciences and then went on to obtain his Master’s in Business Administration from Wayne State College. James enjoys building relationships with each individual customer and assisting them in finding financial options that meet their unique needs to help ensure success. James is an active member of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber Agriculture Committee and North Dakota Farmers Union, and serves on the Board of Directors for McCabe United Methodist Church, Agweek and AgweekTV Readers and Viewers.
Starion Bank is a full-service financial institution with branches in North Dakota and Wisconsin.