CJ was born at an Army base in San Francisco, California. Being in a military family, CJ traveled quite a bit. From the ages of 14 to 21, he raced motorcycles professionally all across the US. Once he retired from racing, CJ graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2018 where he earned his B.S. in Nutrition.
CJ worked as a food service director for different clinical settings, but ultimately changed his career to become a licensed broker and specialized in Medicare. CJ is recently married, and spends his free time cycling, and hiking with his two dogs.