Naty was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and grew up on the mean (and completely suburban) streets of Maple Grove, Minnesota. She attended Osseo High School where she excelled at talking in class and getting her seat reassigned. In spite of rampant ADHD Naty managed to graduate near the top of her class and set her sights on college.
Naty attended the University of Minnesota where she studied Geography and Psychology. There she met her husband, Jared and after two and a half years of dating finally acknowledged that she could one day see herself married. Jared wasted no time and proposed shortly after. They were married on Naty's birthday the following year. (After years of happy marriage Naty still wonders if getting married on her birthday was brilliant or completely stupid.)
Jared and Naty now live in Columbia Heights, Minnesota with their three kids whom they affectionately call Harry, Ron, and Hermoine. The family loves sports, particularly baseball and softball. Naty's other hobbies include napping. She really can sleep anywhere... as long as her ears are covered... weird.