Allison was raised in a military family, living in multiple locations in the United States and overseas. Throughout her childhood, Allison enjoyed participating in sports, especially gymnastics and swimming. She continued swimming competitively at Bradley University, where she received her physical therapy degree in 2000.
Allison began her professional career as a physical therapist in the Northern Virginia area, where she has been working for eight years. She has always enjoyed out-patient orthopedics and has worked at Commonwealth's Reston office for the past six years.
Allison lives in Centreville with her husband and new baby girl. In her free time, she enjoys water sports including scuba diving and snorkeling.