AJ is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from Grove City College (PA) with a degree in biology. After living six years in Dallas, TX, he moved to the Everett area and is a science teacher at a nearby high school. He is married to Lindsay, who is also from Pittsburgh, PA and a graduate of the University of Southern California. They have two children, a daughter (Rayleigh 5) and a son (Bear 2). AJ was a planting member of Redemption Church in 2015 and began serving as an elder in March of 2016.