Cory is a native of Corner, Alabama, located in Northwest Jefferson County. He continues to call this small-town home, where he lives with his wife, Madison, and their son, Riggs. In his leisure time, Cory enjoys hunting deer and turkeys in the woods or spending quality moments with his family on the water.

Professionally, Cory runs a land-clearing business and assists clients in the processes of buying and selling properties. His background growing up on a small cattle farm and working in his in-laws' farrier business has given him a solid understanding of the cattle and equine industries, which further informs his work as a land agent.