Kristy grew up in the Edmonton area. From a young age, she developed a strong love of animals and always knew she wanted to pursue a career in animal health in some way. Upon graduating from the NAIT Animal Health Technology program in 2003, Kristy started at a small animal practice in the city. She then pursued her career in a mixed animal, rural practice for 14 years. Kristy enjoys working with a variety of species and the challenges this provides!

Kristy currently resides in Edmonton with her husband Randy and 2 girls, Kennedy and McKenzi. They have a dog, Mille, a cat, Leo, and a leopard gecko, Isaac. In her spare time, Kristy enjoys camping, skiing, snowshoeing, reading, and any activity with her family.