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 western big game hunting. She has been nominated by the NRA nominating committee for the 2018 election to the NRA Board of Directors. Currently she serves on the NRA Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Committee and is an NRA Life Member, Basic Pistol, Refuse To Be A Victim Certified Instructor and Range Safety Office.
As a strong supporter of the NRA she is also an NRA recruiter and as an NRA instructor, she has teamed up with Shoot Like A Girl, helping to introduce women to shooting sports in a safe controlled environment and serves as an instructor at the Well-Armed Woman National Leadership Conference for long rage precision marksmanship. Annually, she contributes to NRA Women Tips & Tactics and hosted of season 2 of the NRA’s I Am Forever Series. And she serves as an instructor for the NW Ladies Hunting Camp and the Annual Craig Family Camp.
Kristy is passionate in the support of wildlife and habitat conservation, outdoor and shooting sports education. She is a life member of The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. She serves as a featured member of RMEF's Team Elk television show airing on the Outdoor Channel. And, is an active volunteer supporting local RMEF chapter events and youth hunts around the country.
As a past President of the Safari Club International (SCI) High Desert Chapter, she lobbied to members of Congress for legislation and policies to improve hunting and conservation efforts.
Kristy is an ambassador for the National Wild Turkey Federation, a life member of the Wild Sheep Foundation and member of the Mule Deer Foundation. She serves as an ambassador for Ruger, Cabela’s, Arcus Hunting Brands (Dead Down Wind, Obession Bows, Trophy Taker Archery Products and Ramcat Broadheads) Hornady, Swarovski Optik, Wilderness Athlete, Buck Knives, Kifaru International, and Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls. She also serves as Hunting & Nutrition editor for Western Hunter Magazine.
In her new digital series, Pursue The Wild, airing on RMEF’s ElkNetwork.com, YouTube and Amazon TV, 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. Kristy is an outspoken Second Amendment advocate that has dedicated her life to teaching and promoting firearms, conservation and hunting.