Mr. Smith was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He started his educational career at The Florida A&M University Developmental Research School (FAMU DRS) while completing his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from Florida A&M University. Working in education for nearly a decade, Mr. Smith has dedicated most of his adult life to educating youth in the inner-city. Mr. Smith has taught physical education, science and mathematics. He served as an Athletic Director and coached multiple sports. Working as a an educational coordinator and manager, Mr. Smith has been instrumental in Education Reform for many years.