Christy grew up in Columbus, GA, living for a long period in Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Management and several years later from Duquesne University with an MBA. She started her professional career at Mellon Bank as a broker in their fixed-income department. After marrying the Managing Directer (Jim), Christy moved to Atlanta in 1999 and began working for McDonald Investments continuing her fixed-income sales career. Jim and Christy moved to Alpharetta from Brookhaven in 2002 with their 2 year old son James. Shortly after moving to Alpharetta, she left her job with McDonald Investments to focus on raising their son James and shortly thereafter, Brendan was born. During her time as a stay-at-home mom, Christy started a website, AlpharettaMoms.org, to help families navigate things to do in the area and highlight local businesses. Christy now manages the communications and sales for iTrust Home Services.