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James Hedges

Volunteer Manager

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"Volunteering for our programs and fundraising events."

Born and raised in Sunnyvale, California, outdoor adventures have always been a part of James's life. He obtained a degree in Philosophy from Chico State and discovered a passion for rock climbing that led him to live in Yosemite as well as discover his future wife.

James married into a warrior family with his wife, Leslie, a Marine Gulf War veteran; his brother-in-law, a retired US Navy Chief and GWOT veteran; and father-in-law, a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran.

He moved to Montana in 2010 and fell in love with fly fishing. James and his wife started their own CrossFit gym in 2014 and continue to coach people on the path to wellness and fitness.

With 22 years in the outdoor industry, from retail to wholesale, James has been a supporter of WQW since 2018 by assisting with gear fittings. He is excited about the opportunity to continue to be of service by giving back to those who have served.

In his free time, James enjoys fishing, running, skiing, obstacle course racing, and cooking.

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