James is a respected Financial Advisor in North Carolina and has recently been appointed to the North Carolina Economic Investment Committee. He is co-founder and owner of Empowered Investor, Inc. and also serves as an adjunct Business and Finance professor at Cape Fear Community College. Like Thom, James has been widely recognized as both a radio and television personality, which helps him to assist a great deal of people and businesses with their financial and investment needs.
James graduated from Taylor University, and returned there a few years later to receive his MBA. He previously owned and operated his own business in Wilmington for many years until he sold it to a national firm in order to pursue full-time market trading and investing.
James resides in Wilmington, NC with his wife Melissa and his daughter, Vyolet. Melissa is a local jewelry artist and owner of Melissa Tyson Designs. They both are active in the community and are board members of The Story Collective, a non-profit organization that promotes awareness and takes action against human trafficking.