I was born in a little town in middle Tennessee named Manchester. It is located almost directly between Nashville and Chattanooga.
I attended a year of college in Cookeville at Tennessee Tech University before transferring to Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. I finished my degree (in Television Production) at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Following that, I lived in Nashville for a few years.
Then, I moved back home to Manchester for a job at Sverdrup which only lasted 2 years before I was laid off. During my unemployed period I met my wife while on a job-hunting trip to central Illinois. I got a job from that trip, moved, fell madly in love, got married and had a kid.