Nessie was born in Canada while her parents were on vacation in Toronto and failed to plan where she would be born. Ever since, they have lived around Barfield most of the time. Her sister Ella is a year older than her, and Mel is three years younger. When Nessie was five years old, her father passed away in a car accident. Due to her love of her father, she continued going by "Nessie", the nickname her father always called her. As her mother was busy working two jobs to support her daughters and taking care of Mel, Ella and Nessie took care of themselves and each other. In elementary school, Nessie was a quiet little girl who typically played with a couple friends but those friendships did not last, and she often felt lonely.
Soon, as the internet and social media were booming, Nessie began immersing herself in all that the web had to offer. She joined online forums and sites, and as she loved music, she idolized musicians and other celebrities and sort of isolated herself in her middle school and early high school years. She remained close with her sisters, and they all shared a lot of concern for each other, but throughout her schooling life, Nessie was very average in her classes and was not a standout person in any class for her teachers or fellow classmates. In high school, she met her best friend Lee, and she slowly started opening up to people and becoming more of a people person. However, she never left her love of her internet and fandom and started embracing her love of food as well, as she started a YouTube account for some of her baking creations and other adventures. After graduating high school, she went on to Barfield Community College while renting a small apartment with Lee.
Since both Nessie and Ella were now living with friends on their own while studying at BCC, their mother and younger sister moved into a small one-bedroom apartment in the outskirts of Barfield. In college, Nessie studied culinary arts and got a part-time job working at Barfield Cafe as a baker. She continued her friendship with Lee and enjoyed her life with some casual acquaintances along with occasional meet-ups with her family. She completed her associates degree in culinary arts in May 2014 and continued to work at Barfield Cafe as a baker while deciding whether or not to go to cooking school.
One day in September 2013, on a trip to the beach with Ella, Nessie met one of her favorite bands' lead singer Kieran Neville and his girlfriend Caitlin McCaughey, who introduced her to her idol Travis Banderas. She befriended all of them and began dating Travis soon after. Shortly into the summer of 2014 upon Travis's return from a tour, Nessie realized that she and Travis hardly got to know each other and she wasn't able to make the transition from treating him as a celebrity to really opening up to him as a boyfriend, so she decided to break up with him and get to know him as friends. Since then, she has been figuring out what to do with her life and learning to be more social.