Kristen was raised in a small town outside of Chicago spending summers sailing and yachting across lake Michigan. After graduating from high school early, she wanted to travel while beginning her college education. Taking courses and living in Houston, Austin, Atlanta, and Fort Lauderdale led her to graduate from Broward College in Fort Lauderdale.
While living in Fort Lauderdale she was quick to realise the opportunities to work on the water. Combining her hospitality and serving background, with her experience on boats she began working as a stewardess. Four years later after travelling the Bahamas and advancing in the industry, she wanted to find a position to grow her experience and use her education in business marketing.
This led her to find the Crewing Consultant position with Fraser’s The Crew Network. The opportunity has allowed her to stay within the yachting industry she is so passionate about, as well as begin a career that is more stable, land-based, and challenging.
In her free time, she enjoys deep-sea fishing, snorkelling, creating recipes, kneeboarding, dancing, and writing. Spending time outdoors with family and friends is key for an enjoyable weekend.