Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Kiristen has always had a passion for the water and action sports. She first discovered the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) when she lived in Orlando, FL and was hooked instantly. While living in Orlando, FL or 8 years, she worked in the Mortgage Banking industry and also Marketing/Promotions and Sales on the side. After discovering the beauty and lifestyle of Grand Cayman, she made the move to the island in 2012. From there she expanded her love of water sports to Kiteboarding, Surfing, and Wakeboarding; however Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is her passion. She is a firm believer that the sport of SUP is not only an amazing way to stay fit, but helps to take one's health, mind and well-being to the next level. She loves how the sport connects her with people from all over the world and how it brings a newfound confidence both on and off of the water. She finds that the energy of the ocean brings strength and positivity to one's well being.
Kiristen has been paddling for a 5.5 years and has trained with many industry professionals. She is currently a Certified Paddlefit Pro coach, PaddleFit Certification Coach and the PaddleFit Affiliate for the Cayman Islands. She holds a World Paddle Association (WPA) Level 2 Certification, First Aid/CPR Certification, and is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) through the Yoga Alliance. She has also been involved with the organization of several SUP and Kitesurf related events on island. To join one of her classes, please visit www.vitaminseacayman.com.