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Craig was born to Gerald and Bonnie Ackerman on August 27, 1974 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
He graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1997, where he met his wife Shannon. They were married in August 1998. They have two children, CJ (Craig Jr.), 15 and Chase, 10.