Troy Phounsavath was born in Tarzana, CA, a “hoppa ” child, from a Laotian father and mixed European mother. He spent the majority of his childhood growing up in San Fernando Valley, CA up until the end of eighth grade. Afterwards, his family caravanned north to Redding, CA where he completed high school. Currently he is in pursuit of his B.S. in Anthropology & Geography from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.