Kristin obtained her undergraduate degree at Providence College, with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She also has graduated with academic honors from Tulane University with a Master of Social work degree. Kristin then attended a dual degree program at Nova Southeastern University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and a Master of Public Health. She graduated in the top 10 percent of her class with academic honors.

Kristin has worked in the specialty of dermatology for over 14 years. She regularly attends dermatology conferences and reads dermatology journals to keep up with new advances in her field. She has experience in general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed to practice medicine in the state of North Carolina.

Kristin enjoys living in the Lake Norman area and enjoys spending time with her husband, an agribusiness consultant, and their two children. She enjoys traveling, reading, and watching foreign and independent films.