Dr. Maxwell was born in Tamaqua, the southern portion of the Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania as a Veterinary Medical Doctor and practiced medicine in Pittsburgh for nine years before relocating her family of four, her husband and two children to Hampstead. Dr. Maxwell's husband has a Master's Degree in Analytical Chemistry and is an accomplished Brew Master. She and her family have four dogs, three cats, and two horses. She is enjoying the warmer seasons of North Carolina to horseback ride, fish, boat, and bike.