I want to create a hometown where my daughters can grow healthy, happy, and thrive.
James and his wife Rachel moved to Rockville in 2014 while she was pregnant with their first daughter. They left D.C. and bought a house in Twinbrook with parenthood less than three months away and James’s dissertation still unfinished. But it didn’t take long for Rockville to feel like home. Neighbors brought them food and mowed their grass. Their trash cans would mysteriously walk themselves back up to the house. They were invited to watch rugby on TV and ballet at the Fitzgerald Theater. James has frequently remarked to Rachel, “I’m never moving again.”