Craig was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario. Early on, Craig felt connected to nature, spending summers of his childhood fishing with his father around Georgian Bay and the Kawartha Lakes.  Following four years of study in the the University of Windsor's Fine Arts Acting program, Craig stepped behind the scenes and into the world of set design and scenic art. This lead Craig to many scene shops throughout Ontario, including those in Stratford, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Grand Bend, Hamilton and Toronto.