James was the only child in his family and was brought up to succeed. In his first few years of schooling, he struggled with the education and was deemed a trouble maker by the school. This lead to James's father Eric taking him out of school to be homeschooled as the school had refused to let James proceed any further. During the time James was homeschooled he was taught basic education (English, math, science, etc) and learnt how to hunt. Eric was able to teach James how to hunt on the farmland he owned and was able to teach James basic education through his own education. At the age of 13, he was sent to board at NBHS (Napier boy high school). As James was homeschooled most of his schooling life he didn't know how to socialize with the already developing groups at the school. James education at NBHS went well achieving NCEA level 1,2 and 3 meaning he had gained university entrance. At university, James studied communication and language. After the 5 year course, he had achieved 2 degrees and started his search for a job to cement this achievement. This was how Potius Cras found James where they found his knowledge for language and degrees for communication useful. After working for Potius Cras for about a year they saw fit to deploy James as an operative in Chernarus to gather information from local residents that would aid fellow operatives on the field.