Kristen competed at the University of San Diego for four years, where she received All-American honors in 2017 as the starting setter. She then went on to play beach volleyball and pursue her M.Ed. in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership at the University of Washington. She ended her playing career with a professional season in Greece, where she also coached and taught English to refugees and asylum seekers.
Kristen has been coaching indoor club since 2017. In 2018, she was named head coach of The Bush School in Seattle, WA. While playing professionally in Greece, Kristen coached 10 - 12 year olds. She has worked high school camps all over the country.
Kristen wants to teach her athletes to be the ultimate competitors, both on and off the court. She values work ethic, leadership, and trust between teammates.