2019 Conquering Kili Class
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
After attending St. Annes-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia, James went on to graduate from the University of Virginia with a degree in history where he played lacrosse for the Cavaliers. James separated from the United States Marine Corps after serving two combat tours overseas. He enjoys spending time outdoors and is currently working at King Family Vineyards in a variety of roles. James is married to the former Kelly Truax of Mound, Minnesota, who also graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in nursing. Kelly separated from the United States Navy after caring for Wounded Warriors and serving in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Balboa Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California. They are the proud parents of Connor (5) and Charlotte (3) and live in Crozet, Virginia.
Each new Conquering Kili class accepts the challenge to embark for the summit, a walk that represents the miles that many African women journey on a daily basis to fetch water for their families. While training for the climb, each team member works to raise funds and transform communities through the gift of clean water.