Deon Garner is a native of Hampton, VA. He graduated from Phoebus HS in Hampton, VA and then matriculated through Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. At Morehouse, Garner studied Spanish and philosophy. He gained membership in Sigma Delta Pi, the national collegiate Spanish honor society. Upon his return to Hampton, VA after graduation, Garner began teaching HS Spanish. He began teaching at Hampton University in 2011 and has been a pirate since then. He is also a reader for the National AP Spanish Exams in Spanish Language.
Garner resides in Hampton, VA with his Kafi (who is also a Spanish teacher) and two daughters, Elizabeth and Addison.