Hege has been a long time resident of Cranford. Hege graduated from Cranford High and holds a BA in Accounting from Utica collage of Syracuse University. After working in the accounting field for ten years, she decided to stay home and raise her three kids with her husband Kurt Petschow. Through the kids activities she served on the Calvary Nursery School board for eight years, holding the treasure position for six years. She was the vice president for two years at Calvary Nursery School along with being Hillside Avenue Schools PTA treasurer for three years.