I was a 1995 graduate of Edmond North High School. I played varsity baseball and went to Oklahoma Christian University on a baseball scholarship. I was drafted in 1998 in the 8th round to the Cincinnati Reds organization.
I grew up in a suburb of Nashville, TN and graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2005 with a degree in Communication Studies.
I was born in Tulsa and graduated from Jenks High School in 1994. I went on to play college baseball at Seminole Junior College and Louisiana Tech University where I graduated with a business degree in 1998.