Holly was born and raised in Henderson, Nevada. She graduated high school at the top of her class and went to Brigham Young University on an academic scholarship. She studied family science and psychology and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in 2004. During college, she worked as a humanitarian volunteer in several orphanages in Ecuador and as a volunteer recreational therapist in an adult addiction recovery program. Soon after, she married her high school sweetheart and they will celebrate 16 years of marriage this year. Her husband, Nate, is an engineer for the fire department and they have three children together.
Holly worked as a home health aide for disabled adults, as a tutor for children with autism, and taught kindergarten before becoming a full-time stay at home mother. She also worked as a marketing director and community events organizer. Currently, she volunteers at her children’s school, coaches her children’s sports teams, and teaches the children’s music class and the women’s Sunday School class at her church. She has dabbled as a yoga instructor, a professional home organizer, and a writer. She is a fierce advocate for strong families, is deeply committed to the founding principles of the United States, and loves to spend her free time boating with her family on Lake Mead and reading as many books as she can get her hands on.