Corey grew up in Southern California. Throughout his years of school he stayed dedicated to his classes and his love for all sports. He went to college at UC Santa Barbara where he continued to play sports for fun and also found a passion for art, especially playing music. Throughout these years, he traveled to many countries and learned from many other people and cultures. Working with children in other countries and teaching guitar lessons led him to choose to go to graduate school and become a teacher. He has been teaching for three years now: two years teaching second grade and a year teaching middle school math.