Virginia Cunningham grew up in the 4-H horse program in Charlottesville, Virginia. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS is Animal and Poultry Science with a track in equine science. She spent three years studying in the Caribbean country of St. Kitts and Nevis. She moved back to the area after spending a few years working in Buffalo, NY. She has two kids, two dogs, two cats, two fish, seven chickens, too many rabbits, a bearded dragon, and a tolerant husband.