James Scherer graduated from Lansing Community College (LCC) with an Associated Degree in Environmental Science in 2009. While attending LCC he worked for the Department of Environmental Quality- Air Quality Division (AQD), where he helped oversee a variety of programs including asbestos abatement permitting program. James also acquired an internship at the DEQ in the Water Bureau Division in 2008. While an intern for the DEQ he took part in waste contaminations sampling, nutrient load collection, and fisheries surveys on the Kalamazoo, and Huron Rivers. In 2010 James joined the PLM Eastern Region and soon after became the Eastern Assistant Manger. As the Eastern Assistant Manager James oversees pond accounts and helps manage lake accounts in the eastern region. James is a dedicated family man and avid steelhead fisherman.