Kacie Kripner was born, raised, and currently lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is one of three children, with an older brother and sister. She attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor where she played softball and receive her Undergraduate degree in Psychology and Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology. Kacie was hired by SeaWorld and worked as an animal trainer for seven years. She began her career with beluga whales and pacific white-sided dolphins, and ended with the killer whales as a senior trainer. Today Kacie serves as a missionary with Villages of Hope Africa and spends time in both the United States and Uganda.