Kristine has won awards in competitions held by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Public Radio, the United States Air Force Band, and the Upper Midwest Flute Association. Through commissions and music festival participation, Kristine has premiered new works by Andrzej Tereszkowski, Thomas Lang, and Kristapor Najarian. She enjoyed playing principal flute with the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. Kristine can be heard on the Grammy nominated CD "3 Works for Solo Instruments and Orchestra" with cellist Matt Haimovitz, featuring works by Laura Schwendinger, and on the Naxos label CD "Works for Clarinet by Leonardo Balada".
The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council awarded her the Artist Opportunities Grant in 2015, which enabled her to attend the Centrum Choro Workshop in Port Townsend, WA to study choro music with Brazilian masters including Dudu Maia, Eduardo Neves, Douglas and Alexandre Lora, and Anat Cohen.
Kristine received her Master of Music from Carnegie Mellon University studying with International flute soloist Alberto Almarza and former New York Philharmonic Principal Flutist Jeanne Baxtresser. She earned her Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying with the versatile Madison Symphony Principal flutist Stephanie Jutt.