Christie was raised in East Liverpool Ohio. She attended East Liverpool Christian School and graduated in 1992 with honors. She attained her Associate of Applied Science Degree to become a Physical Therapy Assistant from Kent State University in 2010. Christie is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health with a Health Care Administration concentration from Kent State University. Christie was inspired to become involved in the physical therapy field when her daughter was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome. She has been married for 17 years and has two children.