Nelia grew up in the Buffalo area. She graduated from Buffalo High School and participated in PSEO at Dunwoody College of Technology. She received her Accounting degree from St. Cloud State University. She brings with her experience from working in a chiropractic clinic and with Medical Records. In her free time, she loves to sing – at weddings, in competitions, and for fun! She likes to shop, take walks with her dog Bandit, and anything crafty. She and her husband enjoy traveling and trying new restaurants. Someday they would like to visit Australia and New Zealand to scuba-dive and zip-line.