Callie was born in Coaldale and moved to Lethbridge in junior high. She went to the University of Lethbridge where she earned a Bachelor of Management Degree (with distinction). Following her degree, she worked in Calgary for several years in Human Resources. She then went on the receive a JD (cum laude) at the University of Ottawa.
While in law school, Callie was involved in several moots and volunteered with Reach, an organization assisting persons with disabilities in finding legal help, through Promo Bono Students Canada. Callie is interested in many areas of the law.
When she is not practicing law, Callie enjoys activities including hiking, cross-country skiing, dragon boating, and spending time with her cat, Lucy.