Nina was born and raised in Jefferson City, MO in a family of 5 girls. She is married, a mother of 4 grown children, grandmother of 8, and great-grandmother of 1 (so far). Nina spent over 20 years in the computer industry as a programmer, analyst, project leader, and manager. When the travel became too much, she began a career working with the elderly in the health care industry. Nina retired after 20 years but continues to volunteer with the elderly. Nina serves as greeter, nursery worker, and director of the mission program at her church.