Kristina began working with fiber and textiles as a small child, learning to crochet and sew during her summer visits to her grandparent’s farm on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest. She continued to pursue her love of making during quiet moments while earning a degree in biology and working in healthcare. When she realized she needed to commit to a more creative life, Kristina attended Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, concentrating on sculpture and environmental design, and began working in model-making, film production and stage design. Inspired by the production design work and a continued interest in form and space, she pursued a graduate degree in architecture. After 10 years of architectural practice, she rekindled her love of making and rediscovered fiber as a medium.
Originally from Oregon, Kristina currently resides in Washington, DC with her family and a naughty dog that wants to be good.