Christy began her federal career in 1975 as a Special Agent with the US Department of State, Office of Security, protecting Secretaries of State and Foreign Dignitaries, conducting background investigations and passport/visa fraud investigations. She joined the Central Intelligence Agency and eventually became an Operations Officer with a specialty in Counterintelligence. Completing a war zone tour in Afghanistan and a tour in Africa, she retired in 2016, receiving the Career Commendation Medal. Christy began a new life adventure in Texas and is loving it. She has two sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law and two extraordinary grandsons.