Kristi got her start in the medical field at the age of 16, working as a certified nursing assistant in long-term care. What she discovered in high school, and holds true today, is the sense of pride and happiness she gets from being a caregiver. As a result, she knew a nursing degree would fit her personal and professional goals.
After high school, Kristi earned her Associate Degree at MN West Community and Technical College in Worthington, MN, and her Bachelor of Science degree at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. Building and maintaining relationships is her favorite part of the medical field. With over 10 years of nursing experience in both homecare and hospital settings, Kristi felt passionate about continuing her education to provide care for patients in a clinic setting. She wanted to be more directly involved in promoting health and preventing disease. Kristi earned her master’s degree at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND, to become a Certified Nurse Practitioner.
Kristi joined the team at Glacial Ridge Health System in February 2023. She was attracted to the genuine kindness of the staff and the comprehensive services available to the rural community. Growing up in Alexandria, she was familiar with Glenwood and feels it is a great place to establish roots and raise her daughter. Kristi enjoys all aspects of family medicine, helping patients maintain their health and diagnosing illnesses or injuries to get them on track to feeling better.
Lake time is a must in her free time, especially in the summer at her parent’s home in Alexandria. She has a passion for volleyball, having played in high school and college, and enjoys traveling and attending country music concerts.