Kristy graduated from Indiana University with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism and political science. She worked as a television news reporter for 25 years before switching careers to become a professional photographer. She specializes in children, pets, high school senior portraits, and corporate headshots. Kristy is actively involved in the photography industry serving as a PPA-approved juror and council member. She is currently on the board of governors for the American Society of Photographers as well as previously holding positions as president and vice president of Professional Photographers of Northeast Ohio. She also served as an elected member of the PPA Nominating Committee.
Kristy has won various awards including four television Emmy awards, PPA Diamond Photographer of the Year, Ohio Photographer of the Year, PPNEO Photographer of the Year, the Northeast District Grand Imaging Award for the Children Portrait Category and is a two-time finalist for the IPC Grand Imaging Award with 2nd place for the Photographic Open Album Category.
Kristy loves to make people laugh and is often called “the class clown.” Her greatest joy is connecting with people and making lifelong friendships.