Mickie graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1989 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. She moved to Colorado shortly after graduation and specialized in outpatient orthopedics. In February of 2010, she became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. Currently, she lives with her husband and two children and her pool obsessed lab, Shiloh. She feels switching to canines has been very rewarding and lots of fun.