Kristina was born in Stockholm, Sweden. Kristina attended school in Sweden “Norra Real” and ”Teckniska Högskolan”. Kristina immigrated (with a green card) to America in 1974 and became a citizen in 1990. She worked as a technical senior draftsperson at Stearns-Roger Inc. from 1974–1979 in the General Arrangement group of the Power division. She also worked at Storage Technology Corporation from 1979-1981 as a senior draftsperson in the Disk system division.
After marrying in 1978 and having two children she become involved in nonprofit work and chaired and raised dollars for many large nonprofit events in Denver. Including the Millennium Gala &, Saturday Night Alive both for DCPA. Western Fantasy for VOA, Colorado Easter Seal event, Pillars of the Community for Arapahoe House, Keeping Women Young at Heart for American Heart association, Planting our Future for Kempe Children’s Foundation and Holiday Mart for Junior League of Denver. She also chaired many corporate solicitations committees soliciting funds and held several Alliance Presidents positions.
Kristina built and ran the First American State Bank Fitness Festival a registered 501C3 and raised over $1.3 million for Cherry Creek School district: 2001–2014. The 5K walk run and festival was donated to Cherry Creek School district with a $100,000 final donation as seed money for the next 10 years.
Awards and honors: Honored by Holiday Mart, Junior League of Denver. The Elway Foundation, American Heart Association Colorado & Wyoming and Denver Division, Colorado ballet Auxiliary Award, Pillars of the Community – Arapahoe House, Colorado outstanding Award-Colorado Association of Partners in Education, Villager woman of the Year.
Kristina speaks Swedish, English, and German and studied French.