James and I sit at a local OKC coffee shop and discuss his background and growing up, and how his love for rocks brought him into the oilfield. We chat about his career and his time at Chesapeake before going down his own path to founding VanAlstine Geosciences. We then get into his recent side career working with some major Hollywood stars as he pursues his acting career on the side. We chat about all the behind-the-scenes experiences he’s faced working with Martin Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Dinero, and more. Always a blast chatting with James, as he’s one of the most genuine people in the patch.