Kristin was born in New Jersey and raised in Colorado. She received her Associate's Degree in paralegal studies from Arapahoe Community College and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Colorado.
Kristin has worked as a paralegal for over 30 years assisting both plaintiffs and insurance defense firms in the areas of worker's compensation, products liability, creditor's rights, and asbestos defense, with the majority of her experience in personal injury and medical malpractice defense claims.
In the fall of 2009, Kristin accepted a position as Legal Services Manager at an insurance company, managing paralegals and legal assistants, and transferred to Portland, Oregon in November 2010. Kristin joined Keating Jones Hughes, P.C. in 2011.