Kristi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology (Criminal Justice & Human Services) with a Psychology Minor from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD in 1997.
She more recently received her Masters of Science in Counseling from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND and is working towards her LPC licensure. Kristi is currently attending Northern State University to complete her Certification as a School Counselor. Kristi has extensive experience working with Families and Individuals in a counseling setting and spent several years working with the prison population to help them transition back into their communities. Through her internship at a residential facility in Bismarck, ND she gained experience working with adolescents in recovery. Kristi is looking forward to working with SDCA as North Central Chapter President-Elect and especially because this is a conference year for the Aberdeen community.