Kristen was introduced to alternative therapies and began a yoga practice in high school. She drew her passion from family and friends in the filed of medicine. Her own healing journey with Acupuncture, Yoga and Functional Medicine inspired her to share these tools with others.

After graduating from UC SAnta Cruz in 2003, she first attended Ashland school of Traditional Midwifery and then Five Branches University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Santa Cruz. She completed 2 additional years of doctoral studies in Women’s Health and Pain Management. Kristen has attended over 20 births where she served as a Doula, Midwives Assistant, and Acupuncturist.

In 2011, she was licensed by the State Board of California and started her practice at Santa Cruz CORE Fitness and Rehab and Summit Estate Recovery Center. Currently, she owns a Private Practice in Santa Barbrara, California.