Kristen grew up just outside of Columbus, OH until moving to Cincinnati to attend the University of Cincinnati. She graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Middle Childhood Education, with a focus on math and social studies. After teaching middle school for a year she decided to explore other career options. Kristen was introduced to the financial services industry and knew very quickly that she found more than a job; she found where she could begin her career. Within two years she obtained Series 7 and Series 66 licenses held with LPL, as well as a Life and Health Insurance license. She successfully completed the rigorous requirements for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) designation in December of 2017 and acquired the Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS®) designation in May of 2018. Kristen enjoys traveling, spending time with family/friends, and cheering on her favorite team, The Ohio State Buckeyes.