Kristen is a New Yorker by way of California by way of Kansas. She is a Dramatic Coach and serves on the Musical Theatre Faculty at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. She has also taught with Orfeo Vocal Arts in Germany, San Diego State University and Grossmont Community College.

As an actor, Kristen appeared in the First National Tour of the Tony Award winning musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, and has performed Off-Broadway in NEWSical the Musical and multiple editions of Forbidden Broadway (appearing on the Original Cast Recording of FB Goes to Rehab). Regionally she has performed at Geva Theatre Center, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Moonlight Stage, North Coast Repertory Theatre, The Theatre in Old Town (Miracle Theatre Productions), The Welk Theatre and Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre. Television: Veronica Mars (Co-Star). From 2007-2009, Kristen was the co-founder/co-producer of Ampersand Theatre Company in New York City. Kristen is a graduate of San Diego State University’s Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre program, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from Emporia State University in Kansas.