Kris grew up in Townsend, Montana. After graduating high school, she moved to Billings and began a career in the travel and airline industry. This took her to Seattle, Washington, for a few years before moving to Helena and switching careers to health insurance. She started in customer service with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, moving on to group membership and enrollment. She joined PayneWest in 2015 and is looking forward to continuing her career as a benefit planning account specialist. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching sports, and traveling. She is married with a daughter, a yellow lab, and a tuxedo cat.