He and his wife have two Shiba Inus named Ozy and Bumi. He also has a brother and a nephew.
During his time playing Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear, he played a game with someone whose name comprised of ‘Drifter’ sandwiched between a bunch of Xs. He thought that ‘Drifter’ sounded cool, so he tweaked it a bit so it would be accepted on Xbox Live, and he has been using it ever since.
Drift0r grew up playing video games. He started out on the Nintendo Entertainment System and moved on to PC gaming in the late 90s. This was followed by Xbox Live. When he was older, he got into fps games such as Quake and Titanfall, as well as other first-person games. His favorite first person role-playing game remains Silent Hill 2.
After high school, he went on to complete degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration at Mississippi State University. From when he was 18, he had a job doing roof repairs that sort-of kept him afloat. Upon completing his degrees, he decided to pursue a fulltime career in content creation.
He opted for this because at the time his channel was already bringing in the equivalent of a starting salary, so he wanted to grind to see what he could make of it before venturing into a career that would be less enjoyable for him.
He first met his wife in first grade and then again in high school, but they only really became close in college. They got married on October 15, 2011.
He decided to start uploading videos to YouTube in late December 2007, because he enjoyed telling stories and wanted to share them with others. In 2010, he was able to begin monetizing his Halo 3 videos when he joined Machinima. Later that year, he also started working for them as a MachinimaRespawn director.He then started streaming on justin.tv in May 2011.
One of his most memorable experiences was when his mom got off of her psychotropic medication in May 2012 and got lost in Dallas when he wasn’t in the city. Fortunately, one of his subscribers managed to track her down and get her someplace safe.
In June 2013, he joined Team EnVyUs as a part owner, but not as part of their main team. It was around that time that he was really able to start making a living off of his content. He later gave up ownership of EnVy in 2016 and remained on the team until 2019. Drift0r was banned from Twitch in 2018, so he attempted streaming on YouTube Gaming for a bit before moving to MiXer. After MiXer disbanded, he was able to return in Twitch in mid-2020 and has been streaming consistently ever since.
He tries to keep his language clean.
Always talk to your chat or about something. Ignoring them is a quick way to lose interest.
Doing it solely for money does not often work out. It is something that you just need to enjoy for your audience to enjoy. My best advice would be to make the best videos you can, have fun, and realize that it takes a long time to make significant money.