James Maness is a native Tennessean, born and raised in the Volunteer State. As a child, he grew up on a family farm and learned the value of hard work at a young age. Working all those early mornings and long hours with his father instilled in him a strong work ethic that still drives him today. James is no stranger to working hard and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.
After graduating from high school, James went to Bible college in Dallas, Texas, and the following summer, he worked as a counselor at a summer day camp for under-privileged children. While at camp, he met his wife-to-be Tracy, and their summer romance never ended. They married in 1998, and have been happily married for over 16 years. In 2004, they welcomed their first daughter, Katelyn, into the world. Two years later, in 2006, their daughter Hailey was born. Now nine and seven years old, they are boisterous and fun-loving ensuring that their parents’ lives are never dull and boring!
James holds an Associate's Degree in Information Technology and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He currently works as an IT Manager for an international company headquartered here in Nashville. Tracy is a 4th grade teacher in Wilson County. They are active in their local church. They enjoy spending time with their girls, riding bicycles, and traveling to the Smoky Mountains.
James is involved in many local and national organizations. He is currently the Vice Mayor and District 2 Commissioner for Mt. Juliet, Tennessee and serves on the Mt. Juliet Parks & Greenways Board. In addition, he is a member of the National Rifle Association and has served on the Hickory Hills Homeowner's Association as Vice President.