I was born in Baltimore, MD. My dad joined the Marines and we moved to Oceanside, CA where I was raised. I went to college at Azusa Pacific University. After graduation, I moved to San Jose to work in Ministry. I later joined the Army Reserve and served for 8 years. Eventually, I met my wife and we had 3 kids. In 2014, believing God knew what was best for us, we moved our family to Detroit, MI, where we currently live.