JT grew up in the Pacific Northwest. After graduating from High School, he shipped off to Air Force basic training to become a Munitions Systems Apprentice. He later opted to go through the process to become a Tactical Air Control Party Specialist (TACP). In early 2013, JT met his business partner, Mat Best, and, together, they began producing Mat’s Youtube Channel, “Mbest11x." After 11 years on active duty, JT separated from the Air Force in November of 2014. He and Mat then met Evan Hafer, a former Green Beret that was, at the time, working as a contractor for the CIA. Within a few months of meeting him, they launched their liquor company, Leadslingers Spirits, which distributes to 23 states. At the same time, the crew was also producing a major Hollywood film. "Range 15" was released in theaters in June of 2016. Currently, JT sits as the President of Article 15 Clothing, the Marketing Director of Leadslingers Spirits, and works in business development for Black Rifle Coffee Company.