Alison Neja was born in New York City on March 24, 1972. She grew up in Tombstone, AZ for the better part of her childhood. Alison graduated from Tombstone High School in 1990 and then went on to the U of A to graduate in 1994. She has been a teacher for most of her adult life. Alison loves playing the piano and listening to Billy Joel, “The Piano Man”. She also loves writing poetry, cooking, and dancing. She just started doing yoga and taking short hikes. Alison is married to Philip and has a daughter named Alexa .