Kristine grew up around dogs, cats, and horses, so animals have always had a special place in her heart. Throughout her life she has lived in Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, California and Illinois. Before working at Suburban K9, she worked for many years in customer service with a jewelry store. She also received her Master’s Degree in Social Work and used her degree to run a group home for 10 years for teenage boys, many of whom she stays in contact with to this day!. She left working with the group home to raise her 3 wonderful kids which have kept her extremely busy for many years! Now she is enjoying working at Suburban K9 and helping families set up their dogs for success!