Kristi was born in Idaho, the seventh of ten children, and was two years old when her parents decided to give up their portrait studio and moved their family to a farm at Dillon, Montana.
She's always loved adventure and exploring. When she was little, her younger brother and her would sneak away from chores and venture into the foothills and valleys surrounding the farm looking for adventure, pretending to be Daniel Boone or Davy Crocket and sometimes not coming home for hours. .
Kristi enjoys spending her free time hiking in the local hills of Makoshika State Park in eastern Montana, but her first love is the mountains of western Montana where she hopes to eventually move back to someday.
She loves family time spent with her six children, eleven grandchildren and adopted mutt Max.
Kristi has been the featured artist at the Dawson County Arts Gallery in Glendive, Montana and the Gallery at Dawson Community College. She has also had her work on display at the Dawson County Airport, the Bloom and Makoshika State Park Visitor's Center. Her work has received several Judges Choice and Overall in Category awards including many blue ribbons in the professional category at the Dawson County Fair.