Wells, a Knoxville native, spent nine years in the active duty Air Force as a SERE Specialist (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, & Escape.) He instructed at the Air Force SERE school in Spokane, WA for seven years, and was awarded the Master Instructor badge. He was also stationed at Joint Base Andrews in Washington, DC where he worked with VIP/Special Aviation Missions. He is currently assigned to the Tennessee Air National Guard. Wells has a Bachelor’s degree in English and an Associate’s degree in Survival Instruction. He is a certified Wilderness First Responder and EMT-Basic and is in school with the goal of becoming a Physician Assistant.