Connie lives in Portland, Michigan with her husband Tom. She has a son, Mitchell, who was born in 1990. She was born in Lansing, MI and moved to Portland with her family in 1976. Her parents, Leland and Sharon Harger were fantastic role models and taught her the skills that have continued to add to her success in her two businesses. After graduating from Portland High School, she attended M J Murphy Cosmetology school and received her license in 1987. She is currently self employed in her own salon, also located in Portland.
In 2010, Connie and her friend Kristina started to experiment with fabric dyes and different dyeing techniques. Traveling to music festivals, mainly in Michigan, has allowed them to share their artwork with others and meet many interesting people.