First rose to fame competing on the 23rd season of Survivor: South Pacific. He would later reprise his spot in the series in Survivor: Caramoan, the show's 26th season.
He worked as an oil tanker crewman. He would later begin working in chemical disposal.
His hobbies in hunting, fishing, and swimming helped him in competition on Survivor.
He has a son named Elijah. His uncle is former Survivor competitor Russell Hantz.
Both he and Phillip Sheppard competed on Survivor: Caramoan.