Kristi grew up in Colorado and Rexburg, Idaho. She graduated from Ricks College and Utah State University, majoring in biology. Then she attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, graduating from the physician assistant program in 2003. Kristi was excited to return to beautiful Idaho to enjoy some of her favorite hobbies, including: skiing, fishing, camping, traveling, reading and spending time with her family. She and her husband Justin have three children.