Wesley was raised in the Appalachian region of south-eastern Ohio near the border of West Virginia. Growing up in the poorest region of the United States provided him a first-hand view of the struggles that poverty wreaks. Wesley is a veteran Peace Corps veteran with a two-year stint as a Youth Development Specialist in Santa Maria, La Paz, Honduras. Subsequent to his Peace Corps term, he obtained a position as a math and science teacher at the Alison Bixby Stone Bilingual School for one year prior to his return back to the US. Upon his homecoming,
Wesley chose to enlist in Americorps\Episcopal Urban Internship Program (2010) where he was placed at Families Uniting Families as an “Emancipation Specialist” working with foster youth in process of become interdependent. Upon completion of his Americorps stint he was hired on as a Foster Care Social Worker. He later became involved as a Project Fatherhood facilitator and has been with FUF ever since. He holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (2007) and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from California State University, Long Beach (2013). Wesley is a resident of Long Beach, CA.