Christel was born in Canada and then moved to Southern California when she was young. She attended California State University, Long Beach where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Over her long career in public accounting, her primary emphasis has been in business and individual taxation.
In 2006, she and her husband transplanted to San Antonio, Texas where she worked for a large regional CPA firm. After finding the Texas heat a bit much, the Dinkler’s sold their ranch and have relocated to the Pacific Northwest.
In her spare time, Christel and her husband spend time in their RV traveling to hot air ballooning events where they fly their own hot air balloon named “Carried Away.”