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. Currently she serves on the NRA Board of Directors, the NRA Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Committee and is an NRA Life Member, Basic Pistol, Refuse To Be A Victim Certified Instructor, Range Safety Officer and competitive precision rifle series shooter.
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. She also serves as an instructor for the NW Ladies Hunting Camp and the Annual Craig Family Camp.
She serves as an ambassador for Ruger, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Nightforce Optics, Cabela’s, Arcus Hunting Brands (Dead Down Wind, Obession Bows, Trophy Taker Archery Products and Ramcat Broadheads) Hornady, Wilderness Athlete, Buck Knives, Kifaru International, Kryptek, and Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls. She also serves as Hunting & Nutrition editor for Western Hunter Magazine.
Kristy is passionate in the support of wildlife and habitat conservation, outdoor and shooting sports education. She is a life member and ambassador 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.
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.