I am a proud native of High Point, North Carolina. I grew up in a single parent household, raised by my mother who taught me how to sacrifice for others. I attended Greater First United Baptist church where my Pastor, Tacuma Johnson, became an influential spiritual guide and male role model for me. I am truly grateful to the High Point neighborhood for its positivity, inclusiveness, and compassion, traits that molded me into the man I am today.

After graduating from Ragsdale High School, I attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where I majored in Political Science. Upon graduating, I immediately wanted to give back to my community by helping organize its citizens to address their real issues. I went to work for some key political campaigns in the state including Elaine Marshall for US Senate, Doug Berger for NC Senate, and Marcus Brandon for US Congress. Working closely with these public servants, I became inspired to make a run of my own.