Mrs. Safley graduated from FSU Law School in 1988. Immediately following law school she worked in private practice with the law firm of Newel and Stahl, P.A. She became General Counsel to Senator Ander Crenshaw, Republican Minority Leader in the Florida State Senate in 1990.
Most notable experience; Mrs. Safley was General Counsel for the Florida Department of Commerce, Chief of Staff to Senator Jim Scott and most recently Chief of Staff to Charlie Crist when Governor Crist was Commissioner of Education. Mrs. Safley is currently a consultant, assisting her clients in creating opportunities.
Mrs. Safley has two daughters and competes in triathlons as a hobby.