I was born in Sarnia Ontario in 1998. I moved to Sergeant Bluff where I attended Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School. My father Mark O’Connell works at Morningside College in the institutional advancement center in Lewis Hall. I am co-owner of the Game Lair in Sioux City. Also, I graduated from Western Iowa Tech in 2018 while obtaining an associate degree in audio engineering. I have had internships with the local NPR station KWIT as well at KCAU.