Born and raised in the Upstate of South Carolina. Attended and graduated from Clemson University in 2013 and then completed a masters in sports management at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Worked in the athletic departments at North Dakota State and Southern Utah University following the master's degree.Currently splits time in Charlotte, NC, upstate SC and wherever poker journeys take him. Followed poker growing up in the 2000s during the poker boom era. Avidly followed the Main Event on ESPN from 2003 until about 2010 and then started to drift away from poker. But starting with the 2016 Main Event final table, the love for it was recaptured. Started working in poker in 2019 through live reporting and has done a variety of things in the poker media world since, including writing articles, live reporting events at various series in multiple countries and working at creating social media content for online poker sites. And now enjoying work with PokerOrg as of 2023!