Kirby was born and raised in Ideal, Georgia (a small town 60 miles southwest of Macon, Georgia). He graduated with a B.A.in New Media and Communications with a minor in Creative Writing from Middle Georgia State University in 2016. He most recently worked in Los Angeles, California as a customer service manager, an e-commerce specialist, and a headshot photographer. He serves as the assignment editor and digital news operations specialist for 41NBC. In Kirby's spare time, he enjoys reading, writing poetry, facilitating life-coaching workshops, and traveling.