Born and raised in the Colorado Foothills, Kris joined the US Army straight out of high school. She was taught the Korean language in Monterey, California and went to San Angelo, Texas to learn her job skills for the military. While there, she met her husband and was married after only 3 months of dating. Together, they went to Korea for 2 years and later to Ft. Meade Maryland where they both exited the Army.
Moving back to Colorado was their dream, and while looking for a house in 2004, Kris realized the Western Arvada area that she was raised in no longer had the same rural feel. They looked farther west and found Gilpin County with homes on acres of land. It felt like a place they could call home and raise a family. Kris had a 2 year degree from Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland and continued her education in accounting at what is now Metro State University, but stopped when she had their first child. Now, she has 2 daughters and a dog to take care of, as well as the house they bought, while her husband travels for work.
She was very involved at the elementary school and on many boards there but had to pull back when her mother’s lung cancer turned terminal. Now, she is excited to get back into the community and help the Peak to Peak players as the Board Treasurer.