Haleigh grew up in North Georgia, but she has been a Vol fan her whole life. She moved to Tennessee to attend Maryville College where she received a bachelor's degree in writing communications and her Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credentials.
During her time in college she heard about Emerald Youth Foundation and became involved with JustLead as an AmeriCorps member. She fell in love with Emerald's mission and considers it a privilege to serve youth at North Knoxville Baptist.
She met her husband at Camp Wesley Woods where they both served as camp counselors.