James is an internationally recognized documentary filmmaker currently working as a Senior Lead Editor for National Geographic and Disney+. In addition to a BA in Social Work and a Masters Degree in Communication James also has a long history of direct action community development. James has worked with Mitch Snyder and The Citizens for Creative Non Violence; The Four Bands Community Development on The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe; The Hispanic Heritage foundation, and was the founder and president of Vwa Ayiti from 2006-2017. Vwa Ayiti was a non-profit NGO in Haiti focusing on sanitation and water purification. James’ filmmaking has taken him around the world allowing him to collaborate with diverse people and cultures, often highlights the story of disenfranchised communities. James brings both a knowledge of media and Haiti to help in aiding SOIL’s mission.