Toby Morrell was born in Florence, South Carolina. He attended Winthrop University (Rock Hill, S.C.) where he started the band Emery with several college friends. After graduation, the band moved to Seattle in order to focus soley on music in hopes to gain some noteriety. Success came quickly and Emery has been touring the world for ten years. Toby is married to Jessica and they have a little girl and a little boy. Outside of his involvement in the bands Emery and Matt & Toby, he is also the worship director at Mars Hill West Seattle.