Kristen was born in Oakville and raised in the small farming community of Nobleton, Ontario. She attended York University, graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Arts.
She is a two-time winner of the Playwrights Guild Comedy award for her plays Gibson & Sons (2016) and Hurry Hard (2019).
Her writing credits include Where You Are (Theatre Orangeville, Upper Canada Playhouse, Orillia Opera House, Victoria Playhouse); Sugar Road (Theatre Orangeville, Rubarb Productions, Globus Theatre); Hurry Hard (Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Showboat Festival Theatre); Book Club (August Theatre Co, Port Stanley Festival Theatre); Five Alarm (Port Stanley Festival Theatre, Lighthouse Festival Theatre) and Cartwheels (Lucky Dime Films).
She lives outside of Toronto and works as a writer and actor.