I was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. I grew up playing in bands and running sound for my youth group. I was immersed in music and live production from an early age. As a result, I began with piano lessons at age 12 and progressed to guitar, bass and drums by age 15.
In 2010 I studied Photography & Videography (Combat Camera) in the US Army, being awarded Distinguished Honor Graduate for excellence in my class. I also became quite experienced with Photoshop and Graphic Design.
Since my years in the Army I spent 4 years as a stagehand for local concert venues setting up huge light grids, towering sound stacks, LED video walls, confetti canons and everything in between.