Kristen is happy to return to her home state of Ohio as a music therapist with Central Ohio Music Therapy. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre from Shenandoah University, Kristen performed on tour with Blue Gate Musicals and then at the Greenbrier Resort. After marrying her childhood sweetheart and adding two dogs to her family, she returned to Shenandoah to earn a professional studies certificate in music therapy.
Kristen has experience providing music therapy services to children and young adults with developmental disabilities, and in hospital settings with children’s pediatric, oncology and critical care units. She completed her internship at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester, VA, facilitating meaningful musical experiences to patients and their caregivers at end of life.
Kristen is a member of the American Music Therapy Association and is currently pursuing certification to practice music therapy with the NICU population. She is a passionate love of coffee and musicals.