Dr. Specht is a Cincinnati native, growing up in Milford & now settled in Batavia on the east side. She and her husband, David, & two daughters, Becca & MacKenzie, share their home with two cats, Cuda & Tuffy, and an elderly Australian Shepherd named Friday. They also claim four horses at Grassy Acres Horse Retreat, where Dr. Specht's mother operates a horse boarding stable ad helps Dr. Specht rehabilitate starved & neglected horses for the Clermont County Humane Society.
Dr. Specht is the Veterinary Advisor for the Clermont County Humane Society and a member of the Clermont Catholic Community parishes, usually attending St. Louis or St. Ann's. She is often found in the Golden Spurs 4-H Club area of the horse barns at the Clermont County Fair, helping her girls show the horses. She is also a unit leader for American Heritage Girls Troop 0998 in Anderson, where Becca & MacKenzie are Pioneer & Tenderheart, respectively. Dr. Specht enjoys trail riding, camping, canoeing, & reading fantasy & political intrigue in her spare time.