Hailey was born in 1993 in Forked River, New Jersey. She began working with puppets in high school. Hailey has worked with many forms of puppetry, including marionettes, hand puppetry, and shadow puppets. She has worked on TV pilots as well as theatrical productions. In the summer of 2015, Hailey was involved in bringing the National Puppeteers of America Festival to Connecticut.