Yvette Connor was born in 1960 in Long Island, New York, and grew up there and in Michigan, New Jersey and Delaware. She went to Trenton State College in New Jersey, majoring in Art Education. Then she got married and had her first child in 1984. She began singing and playing the guitar in elementary school during Catholic folk masses, and continued singing in various churches and other choirs throughout her life. She and her husband moved to Marin in 1989, where she raised her three children. She is currently working as a Special Education teacher and is a part-time artist, most recently designing and making stained glass pieces. Yvette has been singing in the Unity in Marin choir since 2003.