Romero grew up in the inner city of Buffalo, New York. Raised in a difficult environment with high crime rates, he decided to move to Colorado and worked in retail for a few years. After speaking with a few co-workers about software and “coding,” he decided to look into Techtonic, and a few local Bootcamps. "I went to a well-known coding Bootcamp introductory session, but it wasn’t for me. I then spoke with the team at Techtonic, and it just felt like a great fit,” said Romero. Romero applied to the Techtonic Apprenticeship and was accepted to the September 2018 class.