Mr. Payne is a graduate of Starmount High School, class of 2005. He also attended Surry Community College and Catawba Valley Community College where he played basketball.
Mr. Payne spent eight years in various manufacturing jobs the most recent at Reynolds American Inc. After receiving his work keys certificate, he was hired at YSA as the online learning facilitator where he has worked since 2016. Mr. Payne is also middle school basketball and golf coach.
Mr. Payne is a husband and a father and enjoys his time with his family (they are avid Disney World fans and go every chance they get). He also enjoys to play golf and watching a variety of many different sports.