Hi, I'm Kristin.

I am an actor, filmmaker, and educator based in Los Angeles.  I earned my MFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts in 2016 and my BA in Theatre from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2013.   My award-winning short film Fortunate Country is currently screening on the festival circuit, my feature documentary Bury Me in my Buckskins is in early production, and we have just finished principle photography on two other shorts, Ash and Between Horizons.  I teach voice and speech at New York Film Academy and theatre arts integration at CalCreative Learning Academy.  I am also a private acting coach. 

My work as a filmmaker is built around diverse representation in front of and behind the camera, telling female-focused stories, and spotlighting rural middle America.  As an actor, I am committed to playing three-dimensional, empowered women rich in dichotomy and fierce vulnerability.   As an educator, I help people to find their voices and share their truths, as well as integrate performative practices into classroom learning.

I was proudly born and raised in Kearney, Nebraska and I am the loving aunt to three beautiful nephews.  I love games of all kinds -- yard games, board games, sports, and the games I make up with my family and friends.  I love the outdoors, hiking, camping, and any kind of body of water.   I am an amateur yogi and rock climber, a singer, a pretty good dancer, and I am getting better at playing piano.

I have a child-like approach to life, and a sacred approach to acting and storytelling.  I laugh easily, work hard, pay attention to detail, and always lead with compassion.