Hillary was born and raised in Houston, Texas, but spent most of her adult life living in Glasgow, Scotland.  She moved to New York in 2019 to continue a career as a drummer and multi-instrumentalist and pursue further training in sound engineering. She loves looking after pets and grew up with a cocker spaniel who was her best buddy for 17 years; looking after and rescuing animals runs in her family. She has been a loyal dog and cat sitter for friends while living in the UK, often taking in their pets long term while they were abroad, and has spent many years around a host of other animals such as tropical birds, all manner of rodents, and ferrets. One of her favorite moments in life is to be woken up in the morning with a cat paw tapping her nose; she has always found this funny and endearing, even through the ages!