D. B. Shultz was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1980. All her life, she has been fascinated with the country and with travel. Shultz moved to the United States in 1985 with her parents. She moved with her family about every three years, finally settling down in the small town of Findlay, Ohio. Shultz is a graduate of the University of Findlay. She earned her bachelor’s degree in 2002 in international business and business management and then went on to earn her master’s degree in organizational management and leadership. In 2004, she met and married Joseph Shultz, a Columbus, Ohio, native. They now happily reside in north Columbus, Ohio, with their eight-year-old daughter, the inspiration for Sahara the Mummy!