Kristin grew up in Buffalo, New York and moved immediately after the Bill’s fourth Super Bowl loss for better odds.

She received a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and held academic positions at Penn State, University of Maryland, University of Alaska Anchorage and Mat-Su College. 

Kristin passed the Court of Master Sommeliers' Introductory Course Examination and travels the world looking for a good $10 bottle of wine. She speaks fluent German and crappy French.

Now a full-time writer in Colorado, Kristin is a member of the Northern Colorado Writers Association, the Lighthouse Writers, and a weekly critique group. 

 She has published dozens of articles for the Coloradoan and The Pint. Her personal essays have appeared in Writer's DigestOutpostMind+Body Magazine, and Regenerate Magazine.

Her first manuscript, ELIZABETH SAILS, was selected as a Judges' Favorite in the 2017 Ink & Insights contest. She is currently writing her second manuscript, VICTORIA FLOATS.