He is the son of Kathleen S. Crawford and Eugene R. Crawford. A U.S. Navy Veteran and a graduate of Northeastern State University. He is the Former Director of the Osage Nation Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program, and an Oklahoma County DHS Child Welfare Worker. A member of the Deer Clan and named Wah-Sis-Tah by Rose Pipestem, he learned his Osage Traditions from his Mother Kathleen Scott Crawford, Uncle Aaron Hunter and Aunt Bessie Crawford.