Donald Shane Shockey was born on March 20, 1972, in Chicago, Illinois, the child of Donald Ray and Sandra Kathleen. He joined the Navy in 1990, He got out in 1991. He married Leigh Anne Riffe and they had two children together. He became a school teacher in 2004. He and Leigh Anne divorced in 2010. He then married Shawna Rae Moses on March 29, 2013, in Fayetteville, West Virginia.