From his childhood, Otto developed a strong association with the aquatic world. He learned how to swim in the Black Sea. He was born in the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, where he remained to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in telecommunications and engineering from Georgian Technical University.
Otto’s background includes work as an interpreter for KBR, Inc., helping the United States Marines. Later, he worked for the United States Embassy in Tbilisi. This allowed him to become familiar with American culture before his arrival. Fun fact: Otto was a great basketball player, who won numerous awards in high school.