Deanna M. Deanna grew up in South Bossier and graduated from Parkway High School. She has a kinesiology and health promotion from Louisiana Tech University. She is a member of the Eta Eta chapter of Phi Epsilon Kappa, an honors fraternity among exercise science students at Tech. She played sports as a child, which inspired her career choice. She is a pilates instructor, certified through Peak Pilates, and teaches pilates at WK Fitness & Wellness Centers.