Born in Honolulu, Lee was raised in the central coast of California. Seeking adventure, he headed South to work on a private yacht in Cabo San Lucas. As a teenager, Lee began working towards his goal of flying, first washing planes and then taking classes. He earned his pilot license at 17 and for a decade was a Gold Seal flight instructor. A lover of nature with an entrepreneurial spirit, Lee also co-owned a business selling eco-friendly products. With an eye for detail, Lee spends free time drawing.
Lee began his career at Windhorse as a housemate in San Luis Obispo before moving to Portland to help launch the third location.