Tanisha Bowman was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio and is a 1994 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. After high school, she enlisted in the US Army during which she was served at Ft Stewart, GA and Schofield Barracks, HI and deployed to Kuwait and Thailand. In 2000, she gave birth to her daughter, Aderus while stationed in Hawaii. In 2001, she was discharged from the military and returned to Youngstown, Oh temporarily to raise her daughter. In 2010, she relocated to Columbia, SC where she currently resides working for the Department of Veterans Affairs.