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 has a background in improv and sketch comedy as a founding member of the Vanier College Improv Company and sketch groups Rocket-9 and The Gazebo Pals. Her small town roots show up in most of her plays, which include "Book Club", "Gibson & Sons" (winner of the 2016 Stage West Comedy Award), "Five Alarm", "Sugar Road" (shortlisted for the 2017 Stage West Comedy Award) "Hurry Hard" (commissioned by Lighthouse Festival Theatre, winner of the 2019 Stage West Comedy Award) and "Where You Are". She lives in Oakville and works as an actor, in addition to being the playwright in residence at Theatre Orangeville.
Kristen was born