She holds a Masters of Education in Adult Communication from the University of Toronto as well as a B.A. in English and minor in Education from the State University of New York. Her professional experience includes high school English Teacher, Manager of Human Resources and Senior Account Executive for several human resource consulting firms in both the United States and Canada. She and her husband Lee enjoy a close relationship with their blended family of two sons and two daughters as well as seven grandchildren. Maxene currently resides in Alpharetta, GA.