Kristen graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in economics with an emphasis in business analysis in 1999, where she also played softball. Her graduation coincided with a time when Sunrise Tours was experiencing a period of rapid growth, so Jim and Charlene offered her a position. Thus began her career with Sunrise. While she has held many different roles and responsibilities, she currently manages day to day operations and finances. Having a personal passion for travel, she loves to hear excitement from travelers about the things they’ve seen or done while on a Sunrise tour.