He joined the members of R5 in 2008 at the age of fourteen.
He was born to Cheryl and George Ratliff. He has three brothers named Elden, Garette, and Erick. He began dating fellow bandmate Rydel Lynch in 2013. They got engaged in December 2017; but broke things off in 2018.
He was a childhood friend of his bandmate Riker Lynch.