James Patrick Feeney was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He left home at 18 for an Air Force enlistment which brought him to northern California. There, he was trained to be a network administrator and held this position throughout his active duty career and in several civilian positions since. James earned a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Chico and spent the majority of his time between undergraduate and graduate school working as an IT contractor in Iraq. Since completing a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts in 2012, James has been the Chief Video Producer for the Florida Department of Children and Families.