Regina was born in a small town in Laurel County, Kentucky. She graduated from Cumberland College with a degree in Sociology. She also earned 12 hours toward a Master’s Degree in Justice Administration from the University of Louisville. She and her husband Craig had a HUD non-supervised mortgage company in Kentucky for several years. Like her husband “Craig” her parents and grandparents were farmers and coal miners; raising cattle, hogs, chickens and goats. Her family also had many black walnut trees and fruit trees.