She taught math and coached basketball, volleyball, and track at the high school level before she came to Arlington Baptist College in July of 2011.
Kristi earned her Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Arlington Baptist College in May of 2013.
During her time at Arlington Baptist College, the Lady Patriots volleyball team won the NCCAA DII Southwest Regional Tournament in 2013 and 2015. She has guided the Lady Patriots to ACCA National Championships in 2012, 2014, and 2015. The Lady Patriots have also made two appearances at the NCCAA DII National Tournament under her tenure, where they placed 6th in 2013 and 3rd in 2015.