James began his career working in public education with the Queensland Museum and with the CSIRO on fisheries research. Following international experience of citizen engagement with wildlife, James returned to Australia and established his company, fauNature, to help bring people and wildlife together in urban and peri-urban environments. fauNature manufactures, installs and manages fauna habitat boxes for a range of clients including private individuals, councils, NGOs, state environment departments and university researchers. Following a presentation he gave at TREENET on hollow dependant fauna, James co-developed the original Carved Hollow-Habitat Creation Workshop. This workshop has been delivered widely across Australia and is the basis for the Environmental Arboriculture Industry Standard (MIS312). James has an Honours degree in zoology and he maintains his passion for environmental education working part-time as Education Officer at the South Australian Museum.