A native of Akron, Ohio, Emmanuel is now a resident of Nashville, Tennessee. He moved to Nashville to pursue a Masters in Education in Leadership and Organizational Performance from Vanderbilt and completed the degree in 2015. As a former teacher, non-profit leader, and one who has experienced a great deal of personal change, he brings his keen sense of style and combines it with his passion for helping others develop, gain confidence, and find their path through his blog. Originally through his blog, he started hosting menswear events and they have now grown into its own entity called The Commonwealth. At these events, he invites gentlemen to interact with local makers, artisans, and brands through intimate experiences. Emmanuel also works as a retail store director and professional vocalist.