James Pazak was born in Newport News, Virginia, but he didn’t live there for long. As a member of a military family, he enjoyed moving almost every year growing up. Playing football, baseball and basketball were James’ favorite hobbies as a child. James knew he wanted to help people and work in healthcare, and was inspired to become a speech pathologist by his aunt, also a speech pathologist.
Choosing to study in the west, James earned his Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Redlands in California, and his Master’s degree in Clinical Speech Pathology from Northern Arizona University. His professional experiences, combined with his travels, have helped him learn how to connect with people in order to help them.
James is a proud husband and father of three boys and enjoys spending free time with friends and family.