Colby comes from a small country town, Hallsville, MO, where he and his mother found their way to Red Top Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) when he was in the 6th grade. Before college, he was active in church camp, including running and leading some camps, and serving on the Mid-America Regional Youth Cabinet for three years. In May 2018, he graduated from Disciples-affiliated Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO, with a double major in Religion and Philosophy and a minor in Music. In college, Colby was chaplain for his fraternity and gave leadership to a local Relay for Life and a Homeless Rally. After NBA XPLOR, he aspires to pursue a Master of Divinity degree. He has a strong drive for equality, is good with mechanical repairs, and has a strong bond to those he considers family, even if not blood relation. His favorite pastime has always been spending his free time with horses.