"Every person who walks down the path of adoption has a unique journey. I am blessed
to be a part of their journeys and such a wonderful way to create families."
Kris, the youngest of eight children, was born and raised on Eastern Long Island,
NY. Setting her own path, Kris attended the University of California, Berkeley,
and earned a degree in Political Science. Kris then went on to receive her Juris
Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1994. As a licensed attorney
in California, Kris served as counsel for the Juvenile Defenders Office in
Orange County, CA, where she represented parents in all phases of dependency
litigation. She then became a court-appointed attorney, representing juveniles
in criminal matters. In addition to her work as a lawyer, Kris, for over a decade,
lectured throughout the United States on all subjects of the Multi-state Bar Exam
and counseled thousands of students on exam strategy and efficient study techniques.
For the past ten years, Kris has passionately been a part of building thousands
of families here at ANLC.
Kris currently resides in Southern California along with her husband and their
three daughters. Her ties to the community are deep and far-reaching. Kris is
active in her local community and school district. She serves on multiple youth
sports boards and is active with a ministry which sponsors orphaned youth in
Namibia. Kris also serves as co-captain of Team Trudy - a team of runners
dedicated to raising money and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer research in honor
of her late mother. Kris enjoys coaching youth softball, cheering on her daughters
at softball games and swim meets, and horseback riding.