Reynold was born and raised in Port Essington B.C. (SPOKECHUTE) which is located on the mouth of the Skeena River (K'SHIAN) and the Eckstall River. He belongs to the KillerWhale Phraty (GISPUDWADA) with ties to the Raven Phraty (GANHADA) through his father. Spokechute is a part of the Kitsumkalum Band Government in Terrace B.C. and Reynold also has ties to the Kitselas and Gitksan families.
Reynold's training began from his Father Mr. Gus Collins and brother Mr. Art Collins. He enrolled into the Freda Design School of Fine Arts under the tutelage of Mr. Ken McNeil Mr. Stan Bevan Mr. Dempsey Bob and Mr. Rocque Berthiume. Further training came from Mr. W. Clifford Bolton (Uncle) and Mr.Stan Greene (Sto:lo Nation) amongst others.