Chelsey Jacobs was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She spent much of her childhood exploring the Alaskan wilderness with her family. She received her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Chelsey worked as a medical assistant in Anchorage and Chicago for several years before deciding to become a PA. She received her PA training from the University of Washington. She continues to enjoy adventures in Alaska and now shares them with her son.