Allie lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and is married to Greg. They have 4 kids ages 17 to 25, 4 dogs, and a cat. She is originally from Kansas City and attended college and medical school at the University of Kansas. After medical school she started out in Internal Medicine but then switched to Psychiatry, completing a residency in Sioux Falls through the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.

She quit practicing to start the South Dakota Arthritis Foundation office in Sioux Falls after her son was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when he was very young. She worked to advocate and educate about this debilitating and incurable disease across the state. She has also been a leader in many different organizations over the years, making a difference across the community.

One of her passions has always been vaccine advocacy. With her science and medical background, she understands that it is vital for individuals and communities to stay up to date on the recommended immunizations and to promote vaccination by supporting evidence-based public policy and education to counter vaccine misinformation. She also wants to protect her son who is immune-compromised due to his autoimmune disease and the medications he has to take. Everyone knows or loves someone who needs their community to protect them by being vaccinated, and she is excited to lead South Dakota Families for Vaccines in advocating for public health to keep everyone in our state healthy and safe.