Craig was born and raised in Condon, Oregon, where his family owns a wheat and cattle ranch. As a young man he participated in 4-H and rodeos. Later his interests turned to riding in hunter and jumper horse shows. A move to Phoenix, Arizona in 1993 led him to compete in Three-Day Eventing and Dressage competitions. For several years, he also bred and raised warmblood horses.
Craig continues to reside in Phoenix where he works in health care administration in addition to developing his art work.