Kelley Johnson was born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas, with his older sister and former cast member, Amy. His love for the water became apparent even as a toddler, when his mom discovered fishing television shows were the quickest way to calm him down. Kelley lived to fish, and his love for being out on the water continually grew especially while spending his summers on the coast of Georgia, visiting his grandparents. Kelley's brave and courageous spirit led him to join the Marine Corps as the tension in the Middle East was at its height. His commitment to excellence and strong leadership abilities enabled him to excel over the next four years while on active duty. He was part of the operation that helped rescue Captain Phillips and was selected with a small group to monitor and escort the Somali Pirate and turn him over to officials in Djibouti. After leaving the Marines, Kelley moved to Florida to be near his sister and close to the ocean. A romantic at heart, he left his first job on a yacht to pursue a land-based relationship and went to work in the corporate world. After the relationship didn’t work out, Kelley gladly left his desk job to rejoin the yachting industry. Since then, Kelley moved back to Fort Lauderdale, FL and is currently a captain on a yacht. As a side hustle, he is also a photographer and videographer.