Kristine grew up in a small town in Southwest Minnesota. She attended Mankato State University where she interned at the Mayo Clinic Hospital and graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Kristine was then commissioned into the United States Air Force and served three years active duty at Wright-Patterson AFB. She was honorably discharged as a Captain and began working at The Christ Hospital while also attending graduate school. She received her Master of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 2001 and began her Nurse Practitioner career in Dermatology. Kristine is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and licensed by the Ohio Board of Nursing to see patients ages 13 and older for all skin conditions and surgical procedures. She spends her free time with her husband, two boys, and two dogs and raises Monarch butterflies for their annual migration to Mexico.