Rebecca Setziol was born in Ohio and grew up in NYC. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Guilford College in North Carolina. After moving to California, she received her teaching credential from San Jose State. She has taught kindergarten, fourth, and second grade. Mrs. Setziol was a Spectra Artist for many years in Santa Cruz County teaching drama and dance K-12. She lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her husband and two children.