Raz grew up in small town Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he spent most of his time wasting time. He eventually migrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he decided to continue his education. While in university, he decided to study abroad in Japan, a decision that would change the course of his life.

Raz has a beautiful daughter, a Welsh Corgi, and an insatiable thirst for victory. You can find him lifting things up and putting them down at the gym, or hosting board game nights at home.