Helena has been married to David for almost 23 years, and they have three children. Leo (18) just graduated from Northwestern High School and is pursuing a Helicopter Maintenance degree, Chloe (16) is a junior a Northwestern High School and Izabel (13) is in 8th grade at Dutchman Creek Middle School. All three children went to Mt Gallant Elementary, and have been active in athletics and the arts.
She is originally from Sweden and moved to the United States in 1997, and has enjoyed living in Rock Hill since 2003. She proudly become a United States citizen in 2006, and serving on the school board is her way of giving back to the community that welcomed Dave and her with open arms. She holds a B.A. in Communication with a minor in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and is currently pursuing a Master's in Strategic Communication and Organizational Leadership from Boras University with an expected completion date of January 2023. Helena jokingly says that she is a professional volunteer, and believes in being a life long learner.