Desmond White was born and raised in Southern Arizona, where his passion for the outdoors began. Living in Arizona, one can't help but to gravitate towards the numerous outdoor activities that are available in the state, year around. As a young teenager, he would often go fishing with his brother, Deon, and cousin, Marcus, for hours at the lake, where he learned about different types of fish and bait. As a Boy Scout, he was introduced to different environments and learned about animals, plants, safety, and basic survival methods.
Desmond joined the U.S. Army with his cousin, Mike, and dedicated eight years to protecting and serving his country. During his enlistment, he traveled the world and fine-tuned his survival skills. Although each place was different, the survival skills he was taught in the military helped him survive various harsh environments. He's confident the lessons he has learned will continue to help him on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.