Kristeen graduated from Lamar University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She has over 30 years of teaching experience in grades K-6th. Kristeen and her husband, Grant, have lived in Nacogdoches since 2013. Their daughter is a recent graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and their son is currently attending Stephen F. Austin State University.
Kristeen enjoys reading, visiting museums and historical places, and participating in Bible studies.