Kristin graduated with high honors from the University of Montana-Missoula in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a minor in Communication Studies. She began working for the Montana Highway Patrol in December 2012 in the Crash Records Section.
In 2014, she was promoted to the Colonel’s Executive Assistant. At his behest, she began researching, planning and eventually implementing MHP’s first social media program which launched in October 2014. Since then, as part of MHP’s three person social media team, she manages all of MHP’s social media accounts, plans, creates and curates content and develops community outreach events for the Patrol. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and Associate Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police participating in the Public Information Officers’ Section.