Gretchen Wallet was born and raised in Northwest Indiana, where she still currently lives. She is a graduate of Indiana University Northwest with a Bachelors in English. She is currently applying to an MSW program with the hopes of being a therapist. She lives with her husband of eight years, Steven, their cats Taffy and Journey and their bunnies Desi and Lionheart. She is currently training to be a crisis intervention counselor with the IMALIVE organization. She was diagnosed as Bipolar I in 1999.