A Kaska Dena from the Liard First Nation, was adopted as a young girl and is the youngest of four children. She grew up in rural northern British Columbia on a hobby farm, which instilled a love of nature and the outdoors. After completing high school, she moved to Kamloops in 1996 to study psychology. In 2000, she moved to Alberta where she met her handsome husband.

Since moving to Alberta, she has made her career within the oil and gas industry and is currently completing a degree in Justice Studies. She resides in Calgary with her family, two spoiled cats, a pudgy guard dog, and has two grandchildren.