Missy was born and raised in Mooresville, Indiana. She graduated from Professional Careers Institute in 1988 as a Certified Medical Assistant. She worked at Mooresville Family Practice for several years before going back to PCI to teach medical assisting. She then worked as an Event Coordinator for the NCAA for 2 years before going to Eli Lilly and Company for 11 years. Missy was thrilled to join Butler University in 2012.