Kristen grew up a small town north of Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from West Virginia University with her undergraduate nursing degree, Kristen began her 10-year nursing career in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2003. As a travel nurse, Kristen worked in several NICUs and newborn nurseries across the country, including Texas, North Carolina, and Hawaii. Recently, she obtained her Master's degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
Kristen and her husband, Chris, love spending their free time with their four children, Makena, Adelynn, Delaney, and Austin!