Kristine grew up in Council Bluffs, IA and attended UNO for Landscape Design, pausing to raise her children. Kristine now lives in South Omaha and returned to school at the Academy of Arts University (San Francisco) to get her Bachelors degree (IADS) in Interior Architecture and Design. Kristine has been doing administrative work for the past 15+ years in the Omaha area and also lived in Boston and California.
Kristine is drawn to architecture, primarily the preservation and renovation of historic homes and buildings. She believes this is integral to maintaining our history and although they can be improved upon by modern materials, old bones are the best. Globally, Kristine loves seeing what other countries are using in their public spaces and feel they have an edge on sustainability. “Other countries have a unique way of defining space that feels like a part of the landscape and creating living/working spaces that are truly built for the people.”
Outside of work, you can find Kristine staying busy with her large, multi-generational family. She is a single parent of four children—three adopted boys aged 20-20-19, a biological daughter who is 15, as well as a daughter-in-law and a four year old grandson. Kristine also has a 2 year-old Husky named Kiyoko, a 1 year-old Rottie named Kaia, and three cats. Kristine enjoys reading (Stephen King, David Baldacci, etc.) and writing (a completed unpublished novel and a blog), designing and decorating, gardening and watching the Huskers (normally, not lately), and road tripping to concerts.