Colleen Power was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She remained there until 1985 when she moved to Kansas City, Mo to go to Rockhurst College. She lived in the dorm for 2 years and then completed her 3rd year in France. She returned to Kansas City, but not Rockhurst. She lived in several apartments in Midtown and eventually completed school at Park University. She worked at Kristen's Sandwich Shop located adjacent to Kelly's bar in Westport. She currently lives north of the river in the Carriage Hills neighborhood.