Shay was born and raised in Dallas and is the oldest of three children. She graduated from F.D. Roosevelt High and later became a pre-school teacher for 3 and 4 year old children. Afterwards, Shay joined the world of health and fitness, working at 24 Hour Fitness and Gold’s Gym, where she met Dr. Jennifer Lavender. Having always been an animal lover, she jumped at the opportunity when Dr. Lavender offered her a position at Metro Paws.
Shay has two Miniature Schnauzers names Mister and Mercedez who she calls her M&M’s.