After graduating La Jolla High in 2011, singer/songwriter Josh Blevins attended Pepperdine. “My mom owns a gym and my dad and mom were both ballet dancers. In high school I was super athletic and did some modeling. In my sophomore year [at Pepperdine] I started gaining weight. Then I started having side effects like blurred vision, depression, insomnia, and asthma. No one could explain it. The doctors always diagnosed it as something else. I told my mom there was something else wrong with me. I went through four months of tests. They finally found a tumor on my pituitary gland. I had 12 times the growth hormone called cortisol in my system.”
After surgery in December of 2012 and a year of recovery, Blevins enrolled at SDSU. He launched Gunner Gunner the following year.