Hope holds a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Kentucky. She is also a Social Role Valorization (SRV) practitioner. SRV training provides empirical knowledge about how to go about Mattingly Edge’s work in ways that increase the chances people with disabilities will experience the good things in life many people take for granted. She also has learned a great deal from her sister-in-law in terms of the practical realities of life with a disability. Hope became a YaYa on New Years Eve in 2018 and loves spending time with her grandson, Axl.