Aleah is originally from Arizona but has also called Oregon and New Mexico home. She settled in Utah in 1997, where she met her husband while attending Utah Valley State College (now UVU). She took a ten-year break from school to raise their two daughters, but eventually returned to UVU and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2012. Aleah has always had a passion for literacy and teaching others. Over the years, she has spent countless hours volunteering in classrooms, libraries, and in her personal life encouraging a love of reading.