After a week of skiing and partying hard with her brother and his friends in snow-obscured Whistler during a school break, Kristen fell instantly in love – with the mountains that is. She returned to urbane, yet mountainless Montreal to complete her degree in Communications before cramming her worldly possessions into her Volkswagen Golf and heading west to her new life in the mountains. She began working in hospitality and eventually found her niche as web editor for both Whistler Blackcomb and Tourism Whistler. Kristen is now a freelance writer/editor who has lived in Whistler for almost two decades. Her broad perspective and open voice enable her to work easily with any individual or genre. As managing editor for Mountain Life – Coast Mountains, Kristen feels she has come full circle – working on a publication that embraces everything she lives for.