Lee is US Navy Veteran and full time student at the Art Institute of California-San Diego in the Culinary Arts program working on obtaining his Bachelors degree. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Lee graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1992 and shortly thereafter was employed by a subsidiary of AMR, the parent company of American Airlines where he was a Resolution Supervisor for four years. In 2002 he joined the U.S. Navy and has fulfilled his service duty obligation honorably when discharged in February 2010.
While employed with AMR Lee was head of the fundraising committee for the employee association of American Airlines and has also served in various management and supervisory positions while in the U.S. Navy. Lee joined the Stonewall Citizens Patrol in the summer of 2007 and is dedicated to the success of the organization.