Cody is a west coast transplant that has called the Ozarks home since 2006. He moved to the Ozarks to be closer to family and to pursue his architectural degree. He is a 2014 graduate of Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University with a Master of Architecture degree with an emphasis on sustainability and technologies. He also has a Minor of Design Arts-Graphic Design and a Minor in Global Studies. As a pragmatic and strategic thinker he is drawn to the planning and organization of the built environment and how people interact within their environment. He incorporated his passion for the environment and community wellness to drive his thesis project on how to empower impoverished communities by fighting food insecurity within the Midwest region, which he now calls home.