Kristine grew up in rural California surrounded by animals, both wild and domestic, which she loved to capture in her sketch book In 1973. In 1973, she graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. degree in fine art, and spent several years doing machine work for a scale model/prototyping company. While raising her family, she focused on graphic design as a career, and painted with oils and watercolor for her own enjoyment. In 2007, Kristine turned her focus to sculpture, which she found to be the perfect blend of her love of tools and the creative process. In 2009, she had her first pieces cast in bronze at a world class art foundry in Berkeley, California, and began exhibiting in exhibitions and galleries. Her knowledge of animals is evident in her work, not only in the proportions of the subject but also in the personality revealed in each piece.