Colton was born in Peoria and grew up in Gridley and Bloomington.
His passion for animals and conservation led him to the veterinary field. He spent a lot of his grade school and high school years participating in the Junior Zookeeper Program at Miller Park Zoo.
In his spare time, Colton can be found spending time with his family, his 2 dogs (Lexi and Izzy), and his 2 cats (Willow and Nala). Colton also enjoys continuing his education, woodworking, and playing video games.