Overview: James Harder has tried his hand at many different things in his 36 years. From farming, concert production, factory work, the US Army to backpacking and hitchhiking all over the place. He has taken the lessons learned, sometimes the hard way, and tried to make some sort of sense of this weird word. Since completing a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail with his wife in 2013 his focus has been primarily on the floatation industry.
After 2 years of research and preparation James and his wife/business partner Amy opened Float Harder Relaxation Center in Portland, Maine, the state’s first muti-tank floatation center. A year later they began operating New England Float Partners, a company offering float tank consultation, installation, service and maintenance all over the North East. James also serves on the board for the Floatation Tank Association and The Float Conference.
Most recently James and Amy have partnered with a friend to open Ripple Float and Wellness in New Haven, Connecticut offering floating, cryo, sauna, and massage. Spring of 2020, great time for their largest entrepreneurial venture yet. Right? When not working you can find James out running somewhere, enjoying some jammy tunes, watching/playing just about any sport or game and philosophizing over food and drink with good people.