After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in Actuarial Science, Kristen worked as an Actuarial Consultant for more than 10 years. Although she grew up in Florida, she always had a love for the outdoors, so after vacationing in North Carolina for many years, she decided to relocate to the Cashiers area in 2015. She started her real estate career as a broker assistant to Sam Lupas, before becoming a licensed Real Estate Broker herself. She continues to work exclusively with Sam Lupas here at Landmark Realty Group. She is an avid equestrian, and enjoys horse showing, running, and hiking in her spare time.