Keri graduated from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) in Kirksville, Missouri, as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has worked in emergency, exotic, and companion animal practices during her carreer. She lives in Des Moines with her husband, Mike and two children, Joe and Taylor. They also share their home with their dogs and cats. Outside of work, Keri enjoys camping, reading, and watching NASCAR racing.