Reid joined the university in 2010, providing departmental support for Romance Languages and technical support for the department's aging language labs. He was assimilated into the Franklin College collective in 2013 as the second member of the new Instructional Technology team.
In his former life, Reid held a variety of positions in the music industry while playing in a series of criminally underrated bands. Succumbing to reality at the age of 32, he returned to school to finish the degree he'd started in 1988, graduating from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in English.