is originally from Winston-Salem, NC. He graduated from NC State University, where he played varsity basketball for the Pack while majoring in Chemistry. He earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine Residency at University of South Alabama. He finished his Sports Medicine Fellowship at Campbell Clinic in Memphis, TN and is currently a Sports Medicine Specialist at Emerge Ortho in Raleigh, NC. He serves as the Medical Director for the Orthobiologics Center at Emerge Ortho.