Graduated high school from Deer Lodge, MT in 2006 where he earned All State honors his Sophomore-Senior years as a center fielder for the Deer Lodge Wranglers. Went on to play for a year at MilesCC where he batted .325 when he was snagged with medical problems and had to sit out the next year. Transferred out to Yakima Valley CC in the NWAAC conference in WA and earned the lead off spot as the centerfielder. Shortly before the season started he tore his rotator cuff and had to have surgery to repair it. After enlisting in the USAF, he joined up with a team in the MSBL in South GA where he’s played SS for the last 3 seasons compiling a .340 batting average.