Cristen originally hails from Florida and is a nomad at heart. After collecting a lot of new addresses in Florida, Tennessee, and California, she eventually settled down in New Orleans, Louisiana where she worked in the film and television industry for nine years. Cristen was as an assistant to various actors, directors, and producers as well as an on-set production assistant. If there is one thing the film industry taught her that she carries with her to every new opportunity it’s how to adapt! Cristen is most successful with tasks that require organization, attention to detail, and a precise deadline.
After nine years in New Orleans, Cristen was ready for a new city and a new challenge. She moved to Austin, Texas in 2017 and decided it was time to re-focus her energy on something she was truly passionate about: fitness. Cristen became a group fitness trainer for City Surf Austin, a surf-inspired fitness studio. Not even a year into her training career, Cristen got her Personal Training Certificate and opened her own City Surf branch in San Marcos, Texas. Cristen was the sole owner and operator, head trainer, head of marketing, promotions, events, social media, member accounts and maintenance! She hired and employed four other trainers and managed regular mandatory meetings and team building excursions.
Cristen still lives in Austin with her girlfriend Lyndsay, their two dogs Tripp and Kano and their parrot, Miso. Her love of travel will never die, so during COVID-19 quarantine she self-converted a 1995 Chevy G10 Van into a funky rustic camper and plans to travel as much as possible!