Stephanie was born in West Virginia, and grew up in a military family, starting school on Okinawa. She graduated from Niceville High School in Florida before moving to Texas with her family. She attended Central Texas College studying to become a Paralegal. Once she had a family, she chose to spend the majority of her career in the field of Education in order to spend time with her children while they were growing up. She is the mother of two children who live in Greer and Lyman, as well as her five beautiful grandchildren.