Said he started playing golf when "my dad put a club in my hand as soon as I could walk.".
Golf career began at age 6 when he was the youngest player to start competing in Washington State Junior Golf Association Tournaments. Played WJGA events a record 12 years. He was the WJGA state champion at age 11 and 13. Compiled more than 40 junior golf tournament titles, with his first win coming at age 7.
Cites Fred Couples and Michael Jordan as his heroes.
Non-golf related jobs held include home remodeling.
At West Sound Academy in Poulsbo, Wash., was a first-team all-league selection in basketball.