I was born in Wheeling. I went to Linsly and graduated in 2005. From there I went to WVU and graduated in 2009 with an English literature degree. Not really sure what to do after that, I enlisted in the Army and joined the infantry. I deployed to Afghanistan in November 2012 and returned in July 2013, earning a Purple Heart. I came home in April 2014 after an honorable discharge and am now working in water transfer in the oil and gas industry. I'm a movie and sports buff and WVU and all Pittsburgh sports have equal parts of my attention. I have a Mountain Feist dog named Jax whom I love dearly.