James joined EarthOptics after working with the team on two different field sampling jobs, where he was impressed with their commitment to providing integrity and focus to the carbon industry. James has spent the last 10 years in ranching and energy development. He has also served the last 15 years in the Marine Corps, currently as a Major and infantry company commander of 200 Marines in the reserves.
James is married to Paige and they have two children. The Clement family also manages their own ranching operations in South Texas. James' interests include reading military and western history. In his new role with EarthOptics, he is excited to work with a diverse group of people and be part of a start-up in the tech industry, something he has never done before. James is passionate about empowering landowners and ranchers while reducing development and keeping nature natural.