Deangela was born in Hamilton, Montana; and grew up along the Bitterroot Valley as well as the Panhandle of Idaho. She graduated from the University of Montana in 2012 with a bachelor's in history and spent two years living abroad before coming back to Montana in 2014. She joined PayneWest in 2019 as an account manager after spending four and half years working as a health claims examiner in the health industry. She is excited to bring her varied education and experience to the table and is a quirky, fun-loving Montana woman who thrives on helping others.As for her personal life, Deangela enjoys reading, writing, watching fun shows, long walks and going on adventures around Montana and the Pacific Northwest with her little family—which includes her husband and their two daughters. When she isn't doing that, she works on refurbishing furniture she finds around town and donating it to those in need or randomly places sticky notes with inspirational messages around the town.