Tracy (Burke) Beckers grew up with seven other siblings in Libertyville, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago. Her parents were dedicated to issues of social justice and community service. They have instilled these values in their children.
Tracy married Michael Beckers in 1984 and continued her professional development on a part-time basis after the birth of her two children, Christopher and Anneliese. As an exercise enthusiast, she saw the struggles of women with serious weight problems and started helping the women in the club where she was employed achieve exercise and weight loss goals as a fitness trainer.
After Tracy arrived in Fayetteville six years ago, she quickly found herself hired again as a fitness trainer. In addition to her passion for painting and the arts, she has involved herself with local nonprofit organization to continue her personal mission to help where she could apply her artistic and networking skills.