After a brief year at UTSA, Smiles attended the University of Texas where he volunteered at Texas Student TV. Taking an immediate interest in Video Game Hour Live, Smiles started writing reviews and forged friendships with Steven, Ryan and Wes.
Smiles joined the Hyperdrive team back in 2012 when he roomed with both Steven and Ryan during his semester in Los Angeles. Smiles helped with booming, writing, moral support, you name it! Hanging out with the Hyperdrive crew was the highlight of his semester.
Now back in Austin, Smiles is finishing up school while producing VGHL. While he can't be there to help film, he continues to send in scripts and ideas from time to time. Besides writing, Smiles also enjoys playing video games, swimming, and chilling. Besides that, he's a nice guy. :)