I have spent my entire career working in relationship management, and I have had the chance to work domestically and internationally, with organizations staffed as small as 10 and as large as 15,000. At Ostara, I will work with our clients to provide coaching and guidance in building sustainable fundraising models and strategies.
I recently worked at the University of Washington Information School, where I led our industry and foundation funding portfolio. In 3 years with UW, I worked to create sound processes and opportunities for our partners to engage with students and faculty. After three years and nearly $8 million raised, I am excited to work with clients at Ostara.
Outside of work, I am a passionate fan of Tottenham Hotspur, Seattle Sounders, the New York Mets and Knicks, and any activity that gets me outside.
Fun facts about James:
- I lived in West Africa in a village that had no running water or electricity. While there, I was able to hike through the Sahara desert and live on a beach in Senegal for a week.
- I love all playing, watching, and coaching all sports. My fiancé is British, so lately, I have been getting into rugby and cricket.
- I love to read and have read over 300 books, graphic novels, and comics.