Being a proud member of the first class to go through all four years of high school at Gadsden City might have been one of the things that sparked James Kelley’s passion for blazing new trails. James earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in marketing from the University of Alabama and is currently pursuing his MBA there as well. James has filled his summers with seven trips to North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe leading exploration travel trips. Always up for an adventure and a challenge, James has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and worked for Lululemon and as a personal trainer in a boxing gym. His ultimate goal is to help others realize life is about experiences and connections, and the importance of making the most of every minute.