Cheyanne was born in Radford, Virginia and grew up in Roanoke, the only child of Jim and Betty Jane Hickam. She attended Northside High School, graduating in 1991, and attended Old Dominion University and Virginia Western Community College.
Cheyanne has worked for law firms in the Roanoke Valley for the past twenty-three years, with the emphasis during this time being in family law. Cheyanne was at a mid-size law firm for the past eight years working directly with Kristen Johnstone and Mike Darmante. When Kristen and Mike moved their practice to Parks Zeigler, PLLC, Cheyanne came with them as their paralegal to launch the Roanoke office of Parks Zeigler.
When not at work, Cheyanne enjoys spending time with her three teenage boys, her husband Chuck, and their two dogs and three cats.