Grew up and still lives in the area, he graduated from James B. Contant High School in 1999. He started his studies at Harper college, University of Illinois at Chicago and Rush University where he achieved his B.S. degree in Biology followed by a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences. He then attended the Illinois College of Optometry where he attained his Doctor of Optometry degree. He and his beautiful wife are the proud parents of two babies!!