Mandy grew up in Big Sandy, a small town in west Tennessee. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a business degree in Recording Industry Management. Mandy worked for Sony Music Publishing for 10 years. After leaving Sony, she also worked at U.S. Machine & Tool and Southeast Welding & Construction both located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Mandy decided to utilize her knowledge and experience in the construction industry, as a real estate agent.. Mandy resides in Murfreesboro with her husband Mel, and step-daughters Megan and Gabby.