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About Kristen

Kristen's Story

Kristen is a fascinating individual with many talents and interests.  As a nurse practitioner, she provides vital care for critically ill babies and children in the intensive care unit at a major children’s hospital.  That’s her day job.  She is also an accomplished photographer, with a particular passion for underwater photography, as well as an aspiring rock musician. 

 One of her favorite relaxation activities is SCUBA diving, and she has traveled to remote corners of the globe to capture stunning images of the world's oceans and marine life.  Kristen grew up in a family that was intimately connected with the water, so according to them, she was born a fish.  She became a certified diver at the age of 12.  Kristen had to have heart surgery some years ago, and she thought she was going to have to give up her greatest passion - diving.  But when she got an unexpected “all clear” from her surgeon, she returned to the ocean with a vengeance and a camera.  Today shark diving is one of her favorite pass-times, so you will find lots of shark images among her photographs.  Kristen is deeply committed to sharing her passion for the underwater world with others through her photography. Her images capture the beauty and majesty of the ocean, and her work has been widely recognized for its exceptional quality. 

 Music is another one of Kristen's creative outlets. She is a talented composer and lyricist, plays multiple instruments, and even has her own recording studio.  She is the lead singer and guitarist of a rock band, where she expresses her creativity and love of music. 

Kristen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University as well as a Masters in Nursing from University of Miami and is a licensed Nurse Practitioner.  Kristen's life is a testament to the power of pursuing one's passions with dedication and commitment, and she is an inspiration to those who know her.

A very warm welcome to you. Browse the site, like the social media pages, and share the ride with Kristen!

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