Born in Columbus, Ohio in 1991, one of four children. Growing up always adventurous and thrill seeking. A Boy Scout and lacrosse goalie throughout teenage years. Started college at Ohio University in 2009 majoring in Video Production, member of Beta Theta Pi and the Ohio Sports Zone television show. Shortly after his freshman year of college while on summer vacation with a group of friends an ill-fated dive into a wave off the shores of the outer banks in North Carolina render him a quadriplegic.