Kristin was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Maryland, Illinois, South Carolina, Texas, and now Virginia. Kristin got her bachelor of arts in Sociology at Clemson University. Kristin has been an ophthalmic assistant since 2001 and started working with Dr. Van in 2010. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and traveling. She also enjoys being a dog mom to her toy poodle Abby and Madison.