Natalie was born and raised in Aylesford, Nova Scotia, a small community in the Annapolis Valley. She moved to Halifax in order to pursue studies at Dalhousie University, and now resides in Dartmouth with her partner Aaron.

Natalie has always had a passion for working with animals. Growing up, Natalie was an active member of her local 4-H club. She also worked for nine years at Oaklawn Farm Zoo in Aylesford, Nova Scotia. This led her to the veterinary assistant field, where she enjoys meeting new people and animals everyday.