Corey was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Throughout school, she was involved in all things fine arts, including concert and show choir, marching and concert band, theatre, and individual lessons on piano and French horn. She attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and interned at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln. After earning her Music Business degree in 2008, she spent nearly seven years working at Nebraska Television Network as a newscast producer and assignment editor. Corey lives in Kearney with her husband, Bryce, and 1-year-old twins, Cassie and Collin.