Dr. Vail, or Dr. RT as he is called, graduated from University of Maryland-Baltimore County with honors in 2014 and from University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 2018. He is the son of a dentist who was a 21-year instructor at University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD). He worked with his father for a year after graduation. Dr. RT has been a board member and organizer of one of Maryland‘s largest single-day festivals, the Arbutus Arts and Crafts Festival, since he was 14. Dr. RT is married to a Navy dentist and they had their first child, a girl, in December 2019. He's also an avid bowler. He and his family currently live in Norfolk with their 2 dogs: Reese and Roy.