Originally from Indianapolis, J.C. moved to Fort Myers, Florida for high school. After graduation, he attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando where he graduated with honors with a degree in psychology. J.C. obtained his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Stetson University, which is consistently ranked among the best programs in the country. While completing his master’s candidacy, he was a member of the Chi Sigma Iota honors society. J.C. completed a year-long internship at the Blackberry Center in St. Cloud before graduating in December of 2020.