Cody was born and raised just north of Nashville, Tennessee. Pop culture, comic books, pro wrestling, and a steady supply of his favorite local sports teams propelled him through his formative years. Graduating from Pleasant View Christian Academy in 2009, he began his college education at Nashville State Community College before transferring to Austin Peay State University. There he test drove a few different majors before choosing to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. In 2016 he graduated with a bachelors in agriculture with a concentration on pre-veterinary medicine and a minor in chemistry. He would return to APSU a year later to become a member of their inaugural Vet-Tech program and in 2019 graduated with his second bachelors degree and joined the LCAC team later that same year.