Randy Ervin was born in Pinconning Michigan about 2 1/2 hours north of Detroit. He graduated from Pinconning High School in 1970. He then became a permanent resident of Standish Michigan around 1985. He attended Delta College and studied computer information systems. After working for small computer service companies over the years he was than hired by IBM in Midland Michigan where he had worked for 10 years as a Computer Service Specialist.