Earl has come a long way to get where he is today. After attending college at Butler University, Earl moved on to a stint in service with the United States Marine Corps. After four years, Earl decided not to volunteer again and moved on to what would be his next substantive career – radio. Over 16 years, Earl worked in a variety of formats – AOR, Top 40, Easy Listening, News/Talk – eventually reaching the Piedmont Triad before departing the business. Since that time, Earl has been one of the prominent poker journalists in the business, working for several notable poker news websites and magazines; it is a job that he thoroughly enjoys even today. While there is a wealth of things that Earl has done, there is still so much more left to see and learn.