Charleen attended Taylor Elementary, Swan River Junior High and graduated from Swan Valley Regional Secondary School in June, 1997. She graduated with honours from the Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba in 2005 and is currently working on her Bachelor of Nursing.
Charleen was actively involved in Ukrainian dancing from the time she was 13 and transferred those talents into being a Physical Fitness Instructor at Shapes.
Charleen graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Manitoba in May, 2008. She is currently employed at the Nursery of the Women's Pavillion, the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre.