While working in Hollywood Kristen experienced several instances of sexual harassment. Because of those experiences, she began to pursue a way to teach empowerment and self esteem through performing arts, which eventually led her to working as an Intimacy Choreographer/Coordinator.
Kristen grew up in Los Angeles and started acting at a very young age. From community theater to major motion pictures, Kristen has worked with some of the most respected names in Hollywood such as Garry Marshall, Tim Conway, Henry Winkler, Dan Aykroyd, and many more. She also spent time behind the camera in film and television production. As a print model she appeared in several international magazines. As a professional exotic dancer she was featured in the movie Showgirls. In 2005 she created her own exotic/pole dance technique and opened studios which were franchised in 5 states. As a teacher, Kristen has worked with students of all ages teaching all aspects of the performing arts for over 25 years.
Kristen holds a BA in Media & Film Studies with a minor in Theater Arts, and is Chair-person of the Sexual Harassment Committee for Portland, OR SAG-AFTRA.