James is a fifth generation Coloradan with a passion for play and travel. He grew up skiing, hiking and enjoying the outdoor funplex we call Colorado. In high school, James captained his high school tennis team, wrestled and played rugby. During college at the University of Denver he majored in International Business and Spanish and continued to play rugby and tennis. After college he chose to become a Spanish teacher, coached high school wrestling and tennis and developed a passion for coaching. When he moved to Boulder he stumbled upon triathlon and has completed multiple events but it wasn’t until his wife Erin convinced him to start CrossFitting at CrossFit Julia and eating Paleo that his times truly began to drop. Since he moved to Boulder and began at CrossFit Julia James has lost 40 pounds and knocked almost ten minutes off his 5K time. James brings a joie de vivre and voice level that are seldom matched. As an educator and athlete James combines his two passions when coaching at CrossFit Julia. When not coaching/CrossFitting James enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs Halle and Luna, reading, hiking, biking, swimming, travelling, diving and experiencing new things.


CrossFit Level 1