Kristi has been working in the educational system as a teacher and administration support for over 20 years, in private and public institutions. Her focus in her career has been to advocate for special education students and families. Along the way she has worked in residential centers for children, teens, and adults, focusing on mental health and behavioral support. Kristi’s experience in education has helped her develop a passion for providing exciting and challenging academic opportunities for students of all abilities. She believes that creating a positive, productive, supportive, and fun classroom environment is vital to helping students reach their potential. Kristi has a talent for building a healthy and academic rapport with students that helps promote trust and safety. She understands and empathizes with neurodiverse needs in a school setting. This helps her encourage students through the development of skills and knowledge that will help them throughout their lives.
Kristi grew up enjoying the many benefits of Utah outdoor activities but has loved the beautiful setting of the Heber Valley. She spends much of her time outdoors with her daughter– no matter the season. She can be found snowshoeing, skiing, paddle boarding, or hiking with her dog, Bodie. She also finds joy in reading, traveling, and game nights with her family.