Missy grew up singing in her church, where her father is a pastor. They moved around a lot and Missy was homeschooled. At 21, she produced her first solo album, obtaining a few record deals throughout her twenties, all of which fell apart. Then she returned to the church and began leading worship. She started working with the disabled, helping them find jobs, and has been performing original songs two to three times a month throughout Northern California with her sister in the band The OutGo.