Ray Tezanos was born Miami Florida. He spent his youth getting lost in video games, face down in a pool as a competitive swimmer and blowing out his eardrums in band practice. He was the lead guitarist of his high school band, Explosivo!. He swam D1 at Georgetown University where he graduated with with degrees in History and Theater. Ray is also a fitness & leadership coach, Instagram personality, community service activist, and member of the Mankind Project.