Born in Fort Churchill and moved to Brandon, Manitoba where she attended a French immersion grade school, and back to English for high school. She spent many of those years playing soccer, running track and swimming competitively.
Kristi attended first year of university in her hometown before moving to BC on an impulse. Finished a BA in Psychology from UBC as well as a counseling degree. Intending to study Brain and Behavior in grad school, her son had other plans for her and joined her at graduation. He is now 19 and in the Business Honours program at the University of Windsor while starting his second year as a linebacker for the Lancers football team.