James is the consummate storyteller.


A commanding presence, a quick wit, and a sense of adventure drove his early years. A commitment to building both goodwill and business nationally and internationally, coupled with a craving to understand who people are and what sparks them, has carried James late into life. Whether chopping wood in the suburbs outside of Washington DC, shopping in Ghanain vegetable markets, or dining with the king of Bahrain, James has always understood who he is, has believed in what he does, and has cared deeply for those with whom he works.

James, the grandfather of founder Alison Seibert, inspires the core practices of The James Collective.