He earned a degree in creative writing from the University of Southern California after initially pursuing a degree in film. He was a writing intern for Universal Pictures before heading back to school to get a graduate degree in creative writing from New York University.
He joined the "Legacy of Steel" guild under the online handle of "Tigole" for the video game Everquest.
He was an employee of his father's recruiting Business after graduate school.
He followed in the footsteps of Hearthstone lead director Ben Brode by making himself a public face for Blizzard.