Rex Harsin graduated from The Los Angeles Film School in 2005 and also holds a BA in English Education from The University of Mississippi. He has written, produced, and directed over twenty short films as well as commercials, music videos and animated cartoons for children. Besides filmmaking, he is also a playwright and musician. He and his wife, Amaris, have two daughters, Lucy Jo and Stevie Rae. He joined the Next Gear Team in 2015.