Hollie is a Washington State native, born and raised in East Wenatchee. She attended Wenatchee Valley College and Eastmont High School concurrently, leading to graduation from both in 1998. After graduation, she joined the U.S. Navy serving onboard the USS Shoup. After her enlistment was up she spent a year and a half in Fairbanks, AK working government-civilian contract. Not being a fan of Fairbanks cold weather, she relocated to Seattle in 2006 where she met her future husband Tim the same year. She has developed her career in management in nonprofit with multi unit management experience. She holds a degree in Business Management from Washington State University.

Hollie enjoys a variety of hobbies including cooking, sewing and gardening. She lives with her husband, kitty Loki and parakeet Lady in Tukwila, WA and is excited to contribute to the John Knox family/community.