Tracy Schmidt grew up in Owatonna, Minnesota. After graduating high school she received her Associate of Applied Science degree at the University of Minnesota, Waseca in 1987. Tracy became a Certified Veterinary Technician and has worked in Mapleton for over 20 years.
Tracy currently lives in Mapleton with her husband Joel, daughters Kiersten and Amber, and her two cats Toby and Archie. Besides her love of animals, Tracy's interests also include stamping, scrapbooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.