CJ was born in Japan and lived all around the Pacific due to being in a military family. He eventually joined the Navy himself and now considers San Diego home for more than 13 years, even after leaving the service in 2012. He picked a career change in 2016 and completed all of his flight training at Montgomery Airport in San Diego. He believes the complex SoCal airspace is a great sharpening tool for pilots and that a good pilot is always learning. CJ enjoys anything beach related such as surfing, beach volleyball, and epic sunsets.