A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Ross holds a degree in accounting and business management from Washington and Lee University, where he was a four-year letterman on the football team and Vice President of his fraternity. In addition to spending time with his wife and two daughters, Ross is an avid outdoorsman and sports enthusiast. An Eagle Scout at age 14, Ross enjoys his contribution as a youth mentor with The Outdoor Dream Foundation and the SC Department of Natural Resources “Take One Make One” program. He is a board member and the treasurer of the Foothills Chapter of QDMA, and a former defensive line coach for the Greenville High School 7th and 8th grade football team. Ross serves on the board for the Julie Valentine Center.