|Kristen began the road to performance at an early age in a small, one-horse town in Western N.Y., driving her parents crazy with impersonations of famous actors, rock stars and comedians. Her dream was to inspire people and to make them laugh (by any means necessary).
After graduating from Syracuse University with a BFA, Kristen moved to Boston where she began working with local theater companies as an actor and costume designer. A few years later it was off to Seattle, where her film and commercial career took off. Kristen booked major campaigns for Pet Smart, Oregon Lottery and Taco Time; and at one point, her Tulalip Casino print ad was on nearly every bus and billboard across the city. It was in Seattle that she starred in over thirty independent films, including the coveted lead role of femme fatale Jeannie in The Scratch.
A few months after moving to L.A., Kristen’s career continued to rise with principal roles in national commercials for Swiffer (the ‘Baby Come Back’ campaign) and the Swedish Lotto, a small role in two episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and the success of her self-produced series of comedic short films called PUCKER (now in its second season).
With acting and producing accomplishments under her belt, Kristen began dabbling in the world of hosting as well, booking the Variety World Conference with Simon Cowell, E3: Making the Game featuring Bear Grylls (Man vs. Wild) and other exciting red carpet events and shows. Driven by her expertise in art and design, and passion for costumes, books, and eye candy, Kristen created her own self-hosted vlog Outta This World, the art of Fantasy and Sci-Fi. Most recently, you can see her dishing out opinions and news for geek genre movies, shows and more on Think Hero and ScienceFiction.com.
Along the way, Kristen has applied her high-tech savvy, working as a Senior UX Designer and Writer for Microsoft, the Washington National Guard and other companies for over 13 years. This only adds to the geek motif, doesn’t it? Oh, and she designed and built this web site.