Axle was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. His love for art, building and design mirrored the talents and abilities he was raised on. His mother is a natural born artist who is creatively driven. His father is a lover of tools and a detailed craftsman. He has one older sister who focuses her energy on the art of making people look and feel beautiful. All of these driving forces guided him to Brigham Young University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design in 2013. He met his wife Rachel in his early days in college, she has proven to be his biggest fan, a constant source of love and endless support.