James came to Calo having studied social work at Wichita State University (Go Shockers!) and continues working to complete his degree. He began working at Calo in July of 2015. After spending several years as a direct care coach with the safety team, Chiefs, he was promoted to Team Lead in 2018. In 2019, he made the transition to being a Shift Lead, serving the entire campus. James states “Even through the struggles that our students have, it is fulfilling to be a part of that process.” Two pieces of Calo’s culture that James is passionate about are building healthy relationships and trust. James often finds himself using the skills that he has learned from Calo with his own daughter.