Bonnie has a Bachelor of Business degree from Pace University and a Masters in Social Work from Adelphi University. She has also completed the 2-year Diakonia course of study offered by the Greater Milwaukee Synod. Bonnie spent most of her career in New York City and returned to the Milwaukee area with her husband, Kipp, a retired ELCA pastor, in 2015 when they retired. Bonnie has two daughters, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandson. She enjoys needlework, sewing, and scrapbooking, mostly for family, and is an avid Brewer fan.