Christie grew up in Viper, Kentucky and currently resides in Hazard. She has one son, who is 9 years of age. Christie graduated with her Associates degree in Science and in Applied Science as an RN in 2006 from Hazard Community College. Christie worked as an RN in ICU and later in dialysis with Nephrology, while earning her BSN at EKU in 2008 and later returning to complete her Masters of Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner, receiving her MSN from Lincoln Memorial University in 2011. Since then she has practiced in both hospital and clinical settings.