James and Leah met at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC in 2006 where they bonded over their mutual love of the movie 'Braveheart'. They began dating a few years later and then, in 2015, they married at the Durham County Courthouse on a Tuesday morning. That same year, they bought an old green farm house in Chapel Hill and have been spending all their free time, energy, and money fixing it up.
With a degree in Sculpture, James does woodworking, metal casting, forging, and participates in Iron Pours. He also enjoys black coffee, old western movies, and meat. Leah graduated with a degree in Textile Design and now works as a web developer. She also enjoys weaving at her home loom, knitting, reading, organizing, and cats.