Gail was born and raised in New Castle, Delaware, and it is where she still resides. She attended Liberty Baptist College, now Liberty University, on a softball scholarship and graduated in 1984 with a degree in physical education. Upon graduation, she worked for a private school for 13 years, teaching and coaching. It was during these years that she went on her first short-term trip to Costa Rica. Shortly after traveling to South America, she left private education and began her teaching tenure in the public school system of Delaware. She is currently a full-time teacher in the Colonial School District, having completed her Master’s Degree in special education in 2000. She has also taken on a second teaching position in the Adult Education Program for the Red Clay Consolidated School District. She is quite busy working two jobs, both day and evening, but enjoys every minute.