Born and raised in Daphne, Alabama, however has family in Phenix City so he’s always grown up admiring the Columbus area. Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama, with a major in Public Relations and a minor in Creative Writing. Was a member of both the Public Relations Student Society of America, and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Enjoys going to the beach, watching Alabama football, all things NHL and cruises to Mexico. His parents are Bruce and Sheri Ikner, and he also has one older brother, Brandon, who lives in Atlanta. Looking forward to learning more about the Columbus community and excited to be a part of the professional hockey world.