Received a BA in Music from Illinois Wesleyan University and graduated from the Chicago School of Violin Making in 2012. She has had eight years of shop experience at Seman Violins, teaching repair and set-up to new employees and was also active in business operations there. She served on the planning committee for the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers’s 2014 meeting. Kristin was elected to serve on the Violin Society of America Board of Directors in 2018. She continues to work on her own instrument making.