I'm Allison, usually called Allie. I grew up in a suburban area in the South, the middle of three girls. I got a degree in communications studies at a large Southern university. I did well academically and was a cheerleader and in a sorority. After college, I got a job with a marketing firm. I met my husband when our firm was doing a project for his business. He's also from the South, but not as deep, and went to an Ivy League college. We were married May 19, 2001.