Herron was born in San Diego, CA to a blue-collar family. He describes his upbringing as a challenging but fulfilling childhood rooted in unconditional love. The memories of his youth continue to be the undercurrent of his paintings, writings and social advocacy. Herron has an MFA in Creative Writing National University in San Diego, he has published three books of poetry, and has performed across the country. Additionally, Herron has had a career in the social service field for 25 years, working with a variety of communities, including public schools, prisons, and universities. He currently works with Fairfax County as a Father Engagement Specialist. He lives and works in Manassas, VA.