Wells graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Sport Administration and worked with the Athletic Department's corporate sales team during his undergraduate time at Ball State University. Prior to arriving in South Bend, he worked for Intersection, a full-service national and regional advertising agency in Traverse City, Mich., as a senior account manager. He also spent time in various internships with the Indiana University Varsity Club, West Virginia Power, Indianapolis Colts, and the Cal Ripken Baseball Academy.
Wells is originally from Muncie, Ind. and is married to Kristin Wells (Padgett), a Spanish secondary education teacher in Mishawaka.