Brooks is a long-time Tehama County resident. She graduated from Los Molinos High School in 1999. From there she attended Chico State University for three years. She studied Biology with an emphasis in pre-medicine.
Brooks started working for the Physical Therapy & Wellness Center and Tehama Family Fitness Center in 2003. She became Office Manager for the Wellness Center in early 2009.
She enjoys spending time with her two daughters, family, and friends, reading, gardening, and taking care of her many animals.