Tieraney was born and raised in Ashland, Ohio, where she attended Ashland University, receiving her degree in accounting/finance in 2001. She currently resides in Mogadore with her husband and three children.
Tieraney is an avid reader. She also loves to travel and to hike the numerous Metro Park trails around Akron. Tieraney and her family are members of Grandview United Methodist Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.