Max Calton Swartout is the music teacher at Walls Elementary School in Kent, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio University in 2022 earning a Bachelor of Music in music education. While at Ohio University, he sang with The University Singers for seven semesters under the direction of Bradley Naylor and studied voice with Kelly Burns and Debra Rentz. Swartout is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Cultural Foundations of Education from Kent State University. Swartout is the immensely proud uncle of eight wonderful nieces and nephews.