Reese grew up in Forsyth county. Reese grew up swimming for the Windermere Waves summer swim team for 10 years. Reese swam competitively for Chattahoochee Gold Swim Club and was a state swimmer. Reese has coached at Chattahoochee Gold Swim Club for almost three years.

Reese is a graduate of Forsyth Central. She is a rising junior at the University of Georgia and is currently studying Political Science and Sociology. She is actively involved with UGA Miracle and Greek life. Reese is a USA Swimming coach and holds her CPR/AED certification for Professional Rescuers. She loves teaching kids important life skills and working with them.