Luis was born in West Los Angeles and grew up in Fountain Valley, Orange County, California. His father taught him the basics of guitar at a young age, and he gradually stoked his passion for music. When he started in high school, Luis demonstrated talent in the sports of track and field and cross country, becoming a four-year letterman and earned a scholarship to the Division 1 University of California. He transferred back home to Orange Coast College to pursue higher academics, music, and track.