Kristen’s versatility of range and timbre allow her to regularly collaborate with many professional ensembles including Cappella Romana, In Mulieribus, Resonance Ensemble, Trinity Consort, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Oregon Catholic Press, and Portland Vocal Consort. Kristen is the Artistic Director of the genre-defying female quartet, The Julians and enjoys arranging music for them. She has been featured on five Cappella Romana recordings, including Robert Kyr’s eight voice work, A Time for Life. Kristen earned B.A. degrees from George Fox University in both Vocal Performance and Writing/Literature and garnered a M.M. in Conducting degree with honors from Portland State University. She also completed a M.S. in Special Education degree and by day, teaches visually impaired students. She recently co-authored a national braille curriculum entitled Building on Patterns published through American Printing House in Louisville, KY. In summer/fall 2011, Kristen lent her voice to Satellite Ballet's collaborative tour to Michigan featuring indie composer Nick Jaina and dancers from New York City Ballet. She also toured Greece and recorded a CD entitled Live in Greece with Cappella Romana available now. In summer 2012, Kristen received critical praise as vocal director for Pentacle Theater's production of H.M.S. Pinafore. She is a native Oregonian and currently enjoying her very first residence in Portland.