I graduated from Wright City High School, where I played basketball, baseball, and soccer. I went to East Central College in Union, MO, and played soccer on an athletic scholarship, plus walked onto the baseball team my sophomore year. I transferred to University Missouri St. Louis, where I was a walk on for their soccer team, before transferring to Lindenwood University. While attending Lindenwood University, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education. I continue to play baseball and soccer to stay active and in shape.