Krystina fell in love with climbing after joining the high school team at age 14. She would spend the bulk of the next 15 years in pursuit of sharing her newfound passion. Working with NOLS as a Wilderness Rock Tier 2 Instructor, Krystina seized the opportunity to work across the western United States. Krystina is now an AMGA Assistant Rock Guide, AIARE I Certified, and a Leave No Trace (LNT) Master Educator. She has guided people in places such as Cirque of the Towers, Cochise Stronghold, Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas, and the high alpine ridges of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Her favorite part of guiding is watching her guests safely expand their skill set and adventure in the outdoors.

Krystina is also a graphic designer and teaches watercolor and oil painting. Her happiest place is at the summit of a multi-pitch climb, sketchbook in hand.