Kristen began her association with the Kistler Center by volunteering while in junior high school and continued doing so throughout high school. This experience was instrumental in Kristen becoming a physical therapist. She earned an Associate Degree for Physical Therapist Assistant in 2004. She went on to earn a Master of Physical Therapy Degree in 2006 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2015, all through Arkansas State University. Kristen especially enjoys teaching physical therapy interns during their clinical affiliations with the Kistler Center.