Dr. Flener is a Munfordville native and 1986 graduate of Hart Co. High School. She was active in her high school and was involved in Cheerleading and specifically had a passion for tumbling and gymnastics. She was also a tour guide at Mammoth Onyx Cave. It was during this period of her life that she discovered her love of the human body and specifically teeth. She loved going to the dentist and staring at all the things in the operatory.
Dr. Flener attended Morehead State University where she studied biology and then went on to pursue her first love and become a dentist from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.
She is married to her best friend Bart Flener, a Cave City native, and they have 3 children: Zach(23), Embrey(21) and Avery(18). They live in Russellville, Kentucky, where her husband served as Superintendent of Russellville Independent Schools and their youngest son, Avery, is currently a high school Senior at Russellville.