James Bagley James V. Bagley graduated from high school in 1970 from McClintock High in Tempe, Arizona. He attended Arizona State University for one year then served a two-year mission for the L.D.S. church from 1972-73. He graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. degree in Education.

James married Lisa Duthie from Mesa, Arizona, in 1974. They have five children together. During this time he worked as a mechanic for 10 years and construction for three years as a backhoe operator. He has also worked on the family farm since 1966.

James moved from Arizona to Greenwich, Utah, in 1978. He has been teaching shop classes at Sorensonís Ranch School since 1989. His hobbies include motorcycles of all kinds, hunting, hiking.