April Rhodes-James, writer/artist, and Barry James, vertebrate paleontologist, are partners in marriage and - since 1987 - in the unique paleontological services business, Prehistoric Journeys. Their work with dinosaurs is admired by museum curators, journalists, CEOs, scientists & world citizens of all ages & from all walks of life.
The couple has experienced 'usual' life challenges as well as unique obstacles, including a relentless three-year federal investigation that continued despite proven innocence. But, as sometimes happens, the situation resulted in abundant gifts of human kindness. The ordeal provided incalculable lessons with respect to advocacy and compassion; family, friends, strangers, top-ranked attorneys, state & federal political leaders and professionals in many fields rallied as an unanticipated and incredibly proactive populace.