Wendy Escarcega-Parra was born in Sierra Vista, Arizona and moved to Tucson when she was 10 years old. She attended Sahuaro High School until the middle of her junior year. She then moved to Illinois, graduating from Mahomet-Seymour High School.
Wendy received a volleyball scholarship to National Louis University in Evanston, Illinois (1990-1192). She was recognized as Rookie of the Year and was an All-American honorable mention. Wendy transferred to College of St Francis (1992-1995) where she played volleyball while she finished her degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Psychology.
Wendy moved back to Tucson in 2000. She was the varsity volleyball coach at Palo Verde High School from 2002-2010 and the varsity volleyball coach at Tucson from 2011-2014. She is currently on staff at Salpointe Catholic High School.
Wendy is married to Hector Parra (aka Hues). She has been coaching with Zona since the 2001 club season.