Staci Friedman was born April 17, 1981 in New Hampton, Iowa.

She is the daughter of Robert and Maxine Friedman of Floyd, Iowa. Staci graduated from Nashua-Plainfield High School in Nashua, Iowa in 1999.

She then went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in May 2003, from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. In 2003, Staci was working as a Customer Service Representative for GMAC Mortgage in Waterloo, Iowa.