Kristin was born and raised in Aspen, Colorado- the only child of a ski bum and a carpenter. After growing up surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, she escaped to the East Coast where she attended Connecticut College, receiving a BA in International Relations. She also attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and has a certificate in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the International Center of Photography. In 2011, she attended the Eddie Adams Barnstorm XXIV workshop. When not driving around the remote roads of Iceland, Kristin can be found skiing in the mountains around Aspen.