Kristi was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD. She attended the University of Kansas for 2 years, then went back to finish college at South Dakota State University in Brookings where she graduated with a BS in Psychology. Two weeks after graduation, she moved to Denver, CO where she worked in the oil & gas industry and where she also met her husband, Eric. Their first 2 sons were born there but after 8 years in the Mile High city, a job transfer moved them to the Chicago, IL area. Their 3rd son was born, and after 4 years in the Windy city, another job transfer moved them to Kansas City. Since it had the bonus of moving them closer to family, they took it. They have been in Overland Park 25 years now and got to raise their kids in a wonderful place with great schools, tons of fun activities and attending games at all the local sports venues; but most importantly, incredible people. All 3 boys graduated from KU so now that they're empty nesters, Kristi & Eric enjoy traveling, attending concerts, the theatre and spending time with extended family, friends and their dog Ruby. Kristi obtained her real estate licenses in KS and MO in 2004 - with her personal experience of having to pack up and move to a new place with kids and dogs, she spent the first 4 years working in Relocation. Working in real estate allows her to combine her love of helping people and assisting them to find the home they dream of.