Raised in Redding, California, Kristen grew up assisting her grandfather at his no-kill shelter. Her lifelong love of animals made it easy for her to choose a career path and she has been surrounded by animals for her entire life. Kristen has lived here for the last four years and spends her time outside of work enjoying the outdoors, journaling, singing, or hanging with her pets. Her furry family consists of A German Shepherd/Border Collie rescue named Meeka-Choo Havoc, who is incredibly talkative. She also has two kitties: Maximon and Mira, who came from the same litter.