She was born in Colorado and raised in Nebraska. She later moved to Los Angeles to work as a cosmetics developer.
She posed for Playboy before appearing on reality television.
At the end of the second season of Bachelor in Paradise, she got engaged to fellow contestant Tanner Tolbert. The two got married in 2016 and welcomed their first child, a daughter named Emerson Avery, in August of 2017. In January 2019, they announced they were expecting their second child.
She competed for the affections of Chris Soules on The Bachelor.