Christie was born in Owensboro, Kentucky to a mother from Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, and a father from Lewisport, Kentucky. She was raised in Lewisport, Kentucky.

Christie went to the University of Kentucky and received a bachelor of arts degree in English. During her senior year at UK, she decided she was going to continue her education after graduation and go to law school.

Christie went to pursue a law degree at the Valparaiso University School of Law in Valparaiso, Indiana. There she was able to provide over 350 hours of student pro bono hours helping surrounding communities find access to justice. She was also the secretary of the Women Law Student Association where she was able to further serve the community through charity events, fundraisers, and many other ways. She received a wide range of experience through interning for an Administrative Law Judge in Indianapolis, Indiana, as well as for various attorneys working for the Department of Child Services in Gary, Indiana. She topped off her vast experiences when she was accepted into the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, where she represented real clients in front of various Judges under attorney supervision.

She moved to Middle Tennessee after graduating from law school to be closer to her family, who she has in both Tennessee and Kentucky.  

She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

 She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and cheering for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats.