Kristin graduated with her Master’s degree in Art Therapy with a concentration in Counseling from Mount Mary University in December 2012. In January 2013, Kristin was hired at Gio’s Garden part-time and in October 2013 she was offered a full-time position as the Program Director. As Program Director, Kristin coordinates schedules for the staff, volunteers and families, provides family support services, supervises full-time and part-time staff, manages volunteers and interns as well as works to develop and implement appropriate therapeutic respite care for every child. Kristin also provides individual Art Therapy services.
During undergraduate and graduate school, Kristin gained experience working with individuals in a variety of areas. She has worked in a behavioral health hospital doing art therapy with children, adolescents and adults with mental health issues. As well as a day treatment program for adolescents where she encouraged pre-teens and teens to use art therapy techniques to express themselves creatively.
In her free time, Kristin spends time with her husband training for half-ironman triathlons, volunteering with various organizations, going to sporting events, cuddling their puppies and visiting their large family.