Mrs. Shaffer graduated from Purdue University with a B.A. in communication and graphic design but soon after went back to school to obtain a high school math teaching certificate. Besides being a stay at home mom, she also served for 5 years as the administrator of the Christian school in Monticello, IL. Their family was blessed when her husband received two international work assignments to Germany (1997) and England (2007-2010). During their time overseas their family enjoyed travelling Europe and the surrounding areas as much as possible.
Mrs. Shaffer moved to Tucson in 2017 with her husband and youngest daughter.