An active music educator, Kristine currently teaches group woodwinds with Seattle Music Partners, is flute and piano teacher at Illumination Learning Studio. and Flute Teacher at Meter Music School. She visits local elementary schools to assist their woodwind programs through the Micheal J Owens Music Education Fund. and is a Teaching Artist through the Seattle Chamber Music Society's "Chamber Music in the Classroom" program, coaching middle and high school flute ensembles. Kristine maintained vibrant studios at Hope Academy for Music and the Arts and Winchester Thurston Schools, was director and music arranger of the Hope Academy flute choir, and coached the woodwind section of the East Liberty Community Engagement Orchestra. She taught at the UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic from 2014-2017, leading group flute class and music theory. Summer 2017 also included teaching at UW-Madision SMC, as well as a new Hip Hop Orchestra Summer Music Camp in Pittsburgh. Kristine joined the faculty of the Cascade Youth Symphony Summer Camp in 2018, coaching flute sectionals and woodwind ensembles.
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.
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 Masters 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.