Born and raised in Titusville! She began playing the game at age 13, and began to work with her long time golf instructor, Rolf Deming, in honing her skills. She played golf locally through high school, and for Troy State University. After returning to Titusville, in the mid 90's she played in local Future's Tour events and participated in the LPGA Tour Qualifier, aka "The Q-School".
As one friend stated, “Tracy you remind me of that Jay Danzie quote, ‘Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark.’”