Wendi is a native of Arkadelphia, AR. She graduated from Henderson State University with a degree in marketing and then continued her education to receive a Master of Business Administration from HSU in 2000. She worked at Summit Bank as a business development specialist from 2000 – 2002. Afterward, she taught marketing classes at Henderson State University from 2002 – 2012. She also served as the MBA director for the HSU School of Business from 2006-2012.

Wendi has been a member of Second Baptist Church since 2001 and has volunteered in the children’s area for the past 20 years. Wendi is married to Kevin Boyles, who is an occupational therapist for Baptist Therapy Center, and they have four girls, Bailey, Kelsey, Macy and Miley.