He was born in Boulder, Colorado, moved to Tucson, Arizona after 7th grade and lived there for about 25 years. He went to Northern Arizona University where he received a bachelor's in hotel/restaurant management and a master's in elementary education. After teaching 3rd grade for three years, Mr. Holden went into special education teaching students with emotional disabilities. Six years later he decided to move to Texas to be closer to his family. Mr. Holden has a pet corgi named Tilly. He likes to handcycle, airbrush, art projects, watch movies and go fishing. One of the neatest things he has ever done was go camping in the Grand Canyon. His favorite food is stir-fry and one of his goals in life is to own an insanely fast car.