Addie graduated with her MFA in Lighting Design at the University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance. She has worked at several theatres during her time in Houston as a designer, assistant, electrician, and programmer.
Addie completed her undergraduate degree from Radford University in Radford Virginia. In her time at Radford she stage managed and designed while also working as a shop work-study. During shop hours she served as a leader to help hang, focus, program, and maintain light plots for the productions as well as assisted in the construction and installation of scenery.