Collins grew up in Brookhaven, MS. After graduating from the College of Business and Industry at Mississippi State University, Collins joined the U.S. Navy as a Naval Flight Officer and flew all around the world on Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance aircraft. On his last deployment, a fellow Naval Flight Officer taught him the basics of how to evaluate, purchase, and sell LAND! Collins, along with his wife and children, live in Fairhope, AL.