Burton grew up in Shelby County, near Alabama Highway 119. He attended Chelsea High School before graduating from Briarwood Christian High School. He went to college in Chicago before returning to the Birmingham district and opening Primavera, a specialty coffee roaster in Cahaba Heights.
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