Hunter grew up in the jewelry business in Montgomery, Alabama. Having formally joined his parents business Cronier's Fine Jewelry in 2005 he began designing, buying, selling, and appraising jewelry. He earned his graduate gemology degree from Gemological Institute of America in 2008. While attending the Savannah College of Art and Design he continued to hone his jewelry expertise at Levy's Jewelers in Savannah, Georgia. In 2013 he joined Quinn's Auction Gallery in Falls Church, Virginia to lead their already expanding jewelry department.
When Hunter is not playing with rocks and precious metals, he is usually exploring his abilities as a multimedia designer and programmer.