was born in Southern California but moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and later to
Medford, Oregon where she has lived most of her life. She also lived quite a
few years in Crescent City, California where she attended middle school and
some of her high school years before returning to Medford, Oregon.
her middle school and high school years, she enjoyed playing softball, dance,
cheerleading and social activities. She has attended nationals in cheerleading
and softball. She graduated from North Medford High School in 1991. Following
high school, Kristi didn’t go straight to college but started her family and
had her first-born son, Michael in 1993. She then decided to attend college at
Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. She was a member and co-founder
of the American Marketing Association – Collegiate Chapter and participated in
the General Motors Marketing Internship spear heading the research department.
She also continued to enjoy softball throughout college and was on the dance
team. She graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Business
Administration/Marketing and a Minor in Economics. While in college, Kristi had
her second son, Christopher in 1998.
college, Kristi began her professional career in advertising sales working in
radio for several years followed by time in print and then TV/Digital
advertising. It was during this time that she was introduced to the death care
industry. It was a difficult decision for her to make as she had never
experienced a death in her family that she was required to make arrangements
for and she was scared to death to work in a funeral home everyday (no pun
intended). She was given the opportunity to work as a Family Service Counselor,
Sales Manager and an Area Sales Manager, managing 10 locations in Oregon and
Washington. During this part of her career, Kristi was married and divorced
many years later in 2016. During that marriage, she was blessed with two other
children who gave her the gifts of four grandchildren.
started a new life as a single mom with one of her sons already graduated from
high school and living on his own and the other still in high school. In 2016,
she was given the gift of her first biological grandson, Carter who she loves
and adores. After this time, she became reacquainted to a gentleman, Bob, that
she had worked with in the industry. The two of them became very close and they
quickly became a pair. He was living in Texas and Kristi still lived in Oregon
and was ready to make a change, so she packed up her home and Bob came to meet
her in Oregon where they drove a U-Haul to Texas. She was then given the
opportunity to re-enter the industry she loved. Just last year in 2019, Bob and
Kristi became husband and wife.
she is the Sales Manager of 2 Funeral Home and Cemetery Combos, Emerald Hills
Funeral Home and Cemetery and Wayne Boze Funeral Home/Gateway Memorial Park
where she is able to serve families and build and train a team of professionals
to serve families as she has learned to do. She enjoys spending time with her
husband, traveling to see her family, specifically her grandson when they are
able, video chatting with him every chance she gets and of course, playing
softball and running 2 tournament teams, one women and one co-ed.