Christie received her B.A. in Creative Writing from California State University at Long Beach in 2001. Originally from Northern California, she studied Stanislavsky and Meisner Acting Methods from T.C.T. in San Francisco, and also from C.S.U.L.B. A self-taught Editor (Final Cut, and Adobe Premiere) she edited one feature, one documentary, and a comedy special. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and writing partner, filmmaker Jeff Santo.