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 alsi currently hosts the daily Locked On Seahawks podcast. Away from writing and podcasting, Smith enjoys occasionally dabbing in standup comedy. He's also an avid weight lifter and distance runner, loves traveling to new places, and previously sang for a metal band. He resides in Washington with his girlfriend Natalia and four cats.