Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Christian found a love for music at an early age. It was not until he moved to Greenville, South Carolina and started playing bass guitar at age 14 that he truly found his passion. During high school he decided to be a professional musician, so he got serious about music and worked hard. In 2010, he received a full scholarship to North Carolina Central University to study music. He has since graduated, has recorded with Branford Marsalis and Frank McCoy and teaches music at a local elementary school.