Kris earned an MFA degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in painting & Printmaking in 1997. She taught drawing, painting and printmaking as an adjunct instructor at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville, Virginia. She has exhibited work there, in Winter Harbor and at the Schooner Gallery in Milbridge, Maine.
Kris has been practicing Iyengar Yoga since 1992. She was certified by Yoga Alliance as a registered Yoga Teacher after completing a 200 hour course of study. She taught workshops and classes at Allied Yoga in Charlottesville, Virginia before becoming a year-round resident of Maine. She has studied with many senior Iyengar teachers at conferences and workshops.