Payton Campbell was born, raised, and resides in Corpus Christi, Texas. He graduated from Carroll High School in 2001 and began working in retail sales. After the birth of his son in 2010 he decided to pursue a degree in Petroleum Engineering. While taking physical geology he decided to change his major to Geology. Payton graduated from Del Mar College with an A.S. in Geology. He then continued his educational career with Texas A&M University – Kingsville where he obtained a B.S. in Geology with a minor in GIS in August of 2016. After obtaining his degree he began working for Stratagraph LLC. He worked as a mudlogger for jobs all over the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford play until January of 2020. He began employment as a Geologist with Nye Exploration in January of 2020.