Kristina has lived half of her life in Vancouver, and the other half was lived around the globe. In 1993 she started her journey in learning about the local Coastal Western Hemlock Douglas Fir ecosystem while studying Printmaking at UBC. In 1994 she participated in a youth skills development training at EYA (through Youth Services Canada), which influenced her career choice to become a Landscape Architect. Her studies in Landscape Architecture included a thesis on public participation in the creation of territorial parks in Nunavut. Kristina’s work and passion is in facilitating a good marriage between nature and culture.