Stephanie was born in Hendersonville and graduated from East Henderson High School before pursuing her a degree in music education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Stephanie is a proud first-generation college graduate.
Stephanie is a proud arts educator and serves on the board of directors for the Tryon Arts and Crafts School, a local nonprofit providing access to the arts to students in need. Her experience as an educator also informed her efforts as a community advocate on the Livability Committee of the Tryon Downtown Development Association where she fought for her community to be a better place to live and work.
While working as an elementary school educator and fighting for her community, Stephanie is also a mom to three amazing children, all under the age of 10. Her experience as a working single mom drives her to keep pushing for working families, and to take on politicians who don't know what it's like for hard-working North Carolinians.