Kristen grew up in Lake Tahoe, California and earned her Bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University in 2005, being named the College of Health Professions Outstanding Student of the Year. She moved to Colorado after graduating and has lived in Lone Tree ever since.

In addition to skiing in the winter, her real passion is rock climbing. As long as it’s not snowing or raining, she and her husband, Nick, are outside climbing somewhere, every weekend, all year long. She travels across the country to climb, and has taken climbing trips to France and Canada as well. She also practices yoga and loves to cook!