Graduating from Manchester College in 2012, Smith began his professional career as a high school Economics teacher in Indianapolis and launched his own NFL web site covering the Seahawks as a hobby. After teaching and coaching high school football for five years, he transitioned to a full-time sports reporter in 2017, writing for USA Today's Seahawks Wire. He joined Maven in August 2018 and also currently hosts the daily Locked On Seahawks podcast with Rob Rang and Nick Lee.
Away from his coverage of the Seahawks and the NFL, Smith dabbles in standup comedy, is a heavy metal enthusiast, and enjoys distance running and weight lifting. He resides in the Pacific Northwest with his fiancé Natalia.