I was born in 1968 in Hampton, VA. My father was in the United States Air Force, so we moved around a lot. In addition to Virginia, I lived in New Hampshire, Colorado, Vermont, Florida, and Idaho.
I attended kindergarten in Hardwick, VT, then first through fifth grades in Colorado Springs, CO. Sixth grade was in Progress Village, FL, and seventh grade was in Tampa, FL. Eighth and ninth grades were at Mountain Home Air Force Base, ID, and tenth and eleventh grades were in Mountain Home, ID. I attended my senior year at, and graduated from, Tabb High School, Tabb, VA.