Alayna grew up in Gas City, Indiana and attended Mississinewa Community Schools. Her passions include working with children and youth to build positive relationships that promote healing, and being in community with other believers in Christ. She enjoys staying active by working out, running, and playing sports. Alayna also has a creative side that includes drawing, painting, and pottery. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education from Huntington University. She is working toward a master’s degree in School Counseling through Liberty University. She previously taught students in both a Special Education and General Education setting. Alayna has also been the summer day camp coordinator at a local YMCA for five years.