AJ was born and raised in Kendallville, IN. He attended East Noble High School where he participated in Football, Basketball, and Track. Upon graduation he attended Franklin College in Franklin, IN to play football at the college level. Unfortunately AJ suffered a career ending sports injury which led to him transferring to Ball State University to finish school. While at Ball State he double majored in Business Administration & Risk Management and Insurance. AJ earned his Bachelor’s Degree in May 2015. While in school he also worked for a year and a half at the George Insurance Group in Muncie, IN. AJ received his insurance license January of 2015. On June 1, 2015 he began working for Stewart, Brimner, Peters, and Lear Insurance Agency.