James Walls was born in Miami, Oklahoma and grew up in Webb City, Missouri. James and his family, wife Katy, son Noah (12) and Cora (7), relocated back to the Midwest from North Carolina to be closer to family and friends, and for the tropical winters, he jokes. The family share their house with a cat named Orange Crush (aka “The Crusher”) and the newest addition to the gang, their dog Louie.
James has a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from North Carolina A&T State University and works for the Greensman in the capacity of Landscape Designer. In addition to his education he has years of experience digging in the dirt.
James’ passions include hiking, mountain biking, and hauling kids from event to event. When we asked James what interesting thing he might like to share, he said he had done nothing interesting, but after thinking about it a couple of minutes he said, “This question is tough because it brings self-awareness to my seemingly boring life. When I was young and flexible, I summitted the Kor-Ingalls route of Castleton Tower, outside of Moab Utah, jumped out of a few airplanes, lived a short stint outside of Denali National park, Alaska …and broke up a fair share of bar fights. Now I read books like “Henry and Mudge” and “Pinkalicious”, do the laundry and make sack lunches for my kids…and sometimes for my wife as well.”