Born in Huntsville, Ontario I began playing golf at 2 years old. At a young age I moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake and shortly after began playing competitive golf. As a junior golfer I won 5 club championships at NOTL Golf Club, as well as a number of local events.
I attended Niagara District S.S. where I was a member of the golf team that won back to back Ontario High School titles, where I had top 12 finishes individually in both events. I also won a Southern Ontario individual championship in 2007.
After high school I went to Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina on a golf scholarship. I graduated in 2012 with a degree in Business and Accounting and was named an Academic All-American.