Born in Biloxi, Mississippi and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Dakota Experimented with music at a superficial level until being left no choice but to mov to Greene County, Virginia at age 15. This field his drive for playing guitar and creating music in general.

Over the years he discovered guitarists like John Frusciante and Jimi Hendrix. He found inspiration in these players, and it pushed him to be more creative as a player. Dakota started playing in garage bands but wanted to take his talents to the next level.