James Barnett  |  Founder & Director

James founded CYNY in November of 2009 during a two year journey of intentional homelessness. James serves in many capacities but primarily as our Director and Creative Director. James lives in Sioux Falls, SD with his babe of a wife, Kristin, and their wiener-dog, Paisley, who is also our Chief Snuggler. When he's not running CYNY, you'll probably find him reading old books in a coffee shop or floating down a river in his kayak. You can watch his full story here.