Nathan was born in Waco, and raised in McKinney, TX growing up playing football, fishing and hiking. He first found his passion for fixing and improving things when he started tinkering with his mom’s car and their lawn mower. He attended Texas State Technical College studying Applied Sciences, graduating in 2013 with an Associate’s Degree. He worked as a Line Technician at Toyota from 2011-2012, then at Dodge in 2012-2013. In October 2013, he enlisted into the United State Marine Corps, and went on to graduate from the Basic Reconnaissance Course and was stationed in Okinawa with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion where he met Gabriel when they were put on the same team and spent the four years there together. He excelled in the Reconnaissance community and graduated from Military Freefall, Marine Combatant Diver, and multiple other courses. His passion growing up fixing, making thing better coupled with his exposure to the failure of gear in his job is one of the driving factors that he wanted to create Uncommon Valor and provide solutions to simple and complex problems whenever they may rise.
Gabriel was born and raised in Decatur, Texas growing up playing football, basketball, swimming and working on his parents farm with the rest of his time. He graduated from Boyd High School in 2012 and went to Angelo State University from 2012-2013 before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps in August 2013. He went on to graduate from the Basic Reconnaissance Course and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion where he met Nathan for the first time while they were in the same teams for the next four years. He went on to graduate from Military Freefall, Marine Combatant Diver, Close Quarters Tactics Course, and other courses providing the exposure of failing gear and the opportunity to create something that would be more effective for individuals in jobs like him, and other similar job fields.