Kaysera Stops Pretty Places was born August 14th, 2001 to her parents Gerrilyn Bulltail Stops and Alan Stops. Both sides of her family are members of the Crow, Northern Cheyenne, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nations. She spent her childhood and her teen years both in Missoula, Montana, and Hardin, Montana; she had been attending high school in Hardin. Kaysera lived with her paternal grandmother, Yolanda Fraser, who was also her legal guardian.
She was incredibly athletic and had always been involved in various sports, including basketball, track, football, and wrestling. She was also a member of choir and drama club, and performed in several different school productions.
Kaysera was incredibly kind and caring, and had a huge heart for animals; she was known to frequently rescue stray animals in need.