Lee was born in Amarillo and raised on the family farm west of Claude in Armstrong County. He graduated from Claude High School and West Texas A&M University with honors. He received a General Business Degree with special emphasis on Marketing, Finance, and Computer Information Systems and was named the Outstanding General Business Graduate for Spring 1997.
Lee married Leslie Minkley in 1997, and they have two children, Emily & Aiden.
In February 1998, Lee joined Whitaker Real Estate and earned his Real Estate Broker designation in 2000. Lee also has a dryland farming and ranching operation in Armstrong County, raising wheat, milo, and Angus cattle.
Lee was given the Farm Credit 2007 Leadership Award in the Young Leaders Program. In 2009, he was appointed to the Armstrong County Tax Appraisal Review Board as a representative of Claude ISD.