Before he earned a living through music, Lynch took a job in a sewage treatment testing facility. He recalled to The Boot
: "With my biology degree, I got this job at an environmental lab: We tested sewage runoff, we tested chemical warfare waste runoff. It's a job I'll never do again and I would never wish upon anybody. It was motivation to get my music in gear, though; it was the kick in the butt I needed. In desperation, you make things happen."