Kristi spent 10 years teaching in the public school system in many places including the island of Saipan, Texas, and North Carolina. Kristi joined UW-Stevens Point in 2004. She has taught many undergraduate and graduate courses in education and served in several administrative roles including the Director of Physical Education, Director of the Teaching Partners program, Director of the Tech Select Faculty program, Director of the Innovation Space, Director of Innovation in Teaching and Learning, and Director of Graduate and Innovative Programs. She takes great joy in sharing her passion for education and postively impacting the lives of others. She also enjoys community service and contributing through scholarly work including numerous local, state, national, and international presentations, publications of journal articles, and as co-author of the 11th and 12th Edition of Principles and Methods of Adapted Physical Education and Recreation.
In her free time, Kristi enjoys spending time with her best friend and husband Matt and their house full of pets. She has two grown children who they regularly travel to visit. Matt and Kristi love to golf, travel, fish, hike, paddle, play games, and read. They also take joy in volunteering and have enjoyed serving as a host family and liaison for 11 exchange students throughout their years in Wisconsin. Kristi also enjoys cooking, backpacking, and painting in her free time.