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James Ulmer, Owner

James grew up in Bridgewater, Virginia, before moving to Blacksburg to attend Virginia Tech. Since high school, James has always taken on various odd jobs within the community. Graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in Horticulture Contracting and a minor in Business in 2014, James, along with his wife McKenzie and their two dogs, decided to set roots in Blacksburg and formalize his business, thus Back to Nature was born.

James is deeply dedicated to the growth of his business and his employees. He finds joy in spending time with his family and friends, as well as relishing the outdoors. One of his favorite aspects of the job is solving problems, creating opportunities, and fostering an environment where his employees can reach their full potential. 

His younger brother, Joseph Ulmer, owns Overlook Farms, produce and bakery located just off Route 81 off the Bridgewater Mt. Crawford exit. The Ulmers are entrepreneurs at heart, who knows what could be next.