Colton was born and raised in the mountains of southwest Virginia in the small town of Marion. He has always been an avid outdoorsman. As long as Colton can remember, he has always wanted to be an airline pilot. In pursuit of this dream, he joined the Civil Air Patrol in 2010 where he took the controls of a Cessna 172 for the first time. Colton continued to work hard towards his dream and upon graduating high school in 2016 was accepted to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is currently working towards his Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Science with a minor in meteorology. He earned his Private, Instrument, and Commercial ratings at Embry-Riddle. Afterwards, he came to Epic Flight Academy for his Flight Instructor ratings. Colton loves sharing his passion for aviation and is pleased to be a part of the Epic team.