Lonnie was born in Calgary. He is a local community connector and can often be found at public events and festivals. Since his youth and before the internet became a common household service he has used electronic communications to communicate with people. In 2004 he graduated from SAIT with a diploma in New Media Production and Design and at the age of 22 became one of the institutions youngest educators. He currently works in the adventure and travel industry and frequently volunteers as a promoter with the Calgary Stampede.