Crissy was born in Ionia, Michigan, where she was raised on a farm, caring for a variety of animals. She attended Ohio State University, where she studied Locomotive Engineering and Repair. After college, Crissy worked for CSX Railroad, as a locomotive engineer for more than 20 years. Crissy moved to Naples, where she has lived for more than 10 years. She started grooming in 2001. In her free time she enjoys riding her Harley, attending car shows with her 1972 AMC Hornet, sewing quilts, and visiting her two daughter in Michigan. She has several dogs, and a mini potbelly pig named Irene.