Kristi and her husband, Jared, are originally from South Dakota. They moved to South Carolina 19 years ago, where they are enjoying life and raising their 6 children.Their daughter Avery was born with Down Syndrome eleven years ago. Avery is currently in 5th grade, and she attends Holly Springs Elementary School. Avery is a very jubilant and energetic girl who enjoys swimming, singing, and cheerleading. She brings a daily dose of joy to all of her family members and to everyone she encounters. Aside from raising her kids, Kristi's passion is to educate and connect new and existing families who have a child with Down syndrome. Kristi has served on the DSAU board for a few years, and she will continue to serve as the new president. She is looking forward to continue making a difference in the lives of families who have a child with Down Syndrome.