Dr. Harrell was born and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia and graduated from India River High School in 1987. He attended Virginia Tech and earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1991 and an M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning in 1993. After working for the City of Chesapeake as a City Planning in 1994 and 1995, he decided to pursue his true passion to become a dentist. Dr. Harrell attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and attained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2001.
It was during his time in dental school that he met and married his beautiful wife Julie. They were married October 1st, 2000, at the Botanical Gardens in Norfolk. They have a wonderful daughter Lily who was born in 2007.
Dr. Harrell is member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association and Tidewater Dental Association. He and his family enjoy the beach, traveling, and good food. Dr. Harrell also enjoys playing golf and surfing.