I was born in Columbia, South Carolina and grew up playing baseball. I attended A.C. Flora High School, where I was part of the first team to win a state title in 2001. I continued my baseball career at Presbyterian College where I received an athletic scholarship as a pitcher while majoring in Special Education. I recently added 2 areas of certification to my teaching credentials, including Health and Physical Education. I have coached football, basketball, baseball, and am currently the Head Varsity Softball Coach at Panther Creek High School. I also work with the Town of Cary where I coach baseball and softball clinics, and have coached with the NC Powerade State Games for High School Softball. I am certified in Strength and Conditioning and have been a personal trainer since 2009.