Kristy was raised leading a pack string of mules into the backcountry of Oregon, experiencing the thrill of public land, fair chase, do-it-yourself hunting. Kristy is passionate in the support of wildlife and habitat conservation and outdoor education. She is a featured member of The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Team Elk television show airing on the Outdoor Channel and actively volunteers supporting local RMEF chapter events and youth hunts around the country.

As an National Rifle Association (NRA) Life Member, Basic Pistol, Refuse To Be A Victim Certified Instructor and Range Safety Officer, she is a contributor to NRA Women Tips & Tactics presented by Cabela’s and is Host of the NRA’s I Am Forever Series. As an NRA instructor, she has teamed up with Shoot Like A Girl, helping to ensure the continuation of our hunting and shooting sports heritage.

Kristy also served on her local Safari Club International board of directors, later moving on to become chapter Vice-President and then President of the High Desert Chapter, ultimately leading her to Washington D.C. to lobby members of Congress for legislation and policies to improve hunting and conservation efforts.

In her new digital series, Pursue The Wild, airing on RMEF’s ElkNetwork.com and YouTube, Kristy is sharing her adventures and love of the outdoors, tips and more. Her greatest hope is to inspire others, giving them the confidence to tackle the most demanding outdoor activities and shooting sports.