Formerly known by his wrestling persona Caylen Croft, he is a former professional wrestler and art teacher known for his time performing with the WWE. He earned two championships in the FCW Florida Tag Team competition and four in the OVW Southern Tag Team competition, amongst many other throughout his wrestling career.
In 2002, he earned a degree in fine art from Youngstown State University. After retiring his wrestling career, he earned his Florida teaching certificate.
In May 2014, he released his debut children's book called No Beard the Pirate.
He grew up in Youngstown, Ohio but later lived and taught in Tampa, Florida.