Evan was born and raised in the South - in Beaufort, South Carolina - where he always found himself in the water growing up. In high school, this translated to him becoming a lifeguard, a job he continued throughout every summer during his college years. He also taught swim lessons to children of all ages at the Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services. Evan attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia, where he graduated with a degree in Exercise Science in May 2019. He plans eventually to return to school, to pursue his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, but looks forward to sharing his passion for teaching swimming in the meantime!