Born and raised in rural West Texas, Colby Donaldson’s passion for the outdoors began when he started hunting with his father and grandfather at a young age. It was always about harvesting only what was to be eaten and the adventure didn’t end until the meat was on the grill with the smell of Texas mesquite smoke filling the air. Drawing from his elder generations’ knowledge of grilling and smoking meats and sharing the same passion for outdoor cooking, Colby has been living the “ranch-to-table” lifestyle since long before it became a hip new trend.
Colby owned and operated a performance auto restoration business before becoming a television personality. He previously hosted HISTORY’s “Top Shot”—a grueling competition show that pitted some of the country’s top marksmen against each other in head-to-head shooting challenges.
Donaldson graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Business Marketing. He is married with a 9-year old daughter and proudly calls Austin, TX home.