Cristie is a US NAVY Veteran who served as an FMF Corpsman (Medic) attached to the Marines during Desert Shield/Storm. She was attached to Marine Air Wing 39 out of Camp Pendleton, CA and deployed to Bahrain with MWSS 373. After her Honorable discharge from the military, Cristie obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from The University of Texas at Arlington and her Master’s degree in Fine Art from Art Academy University of San Francisco.
Cristie is a graduate of Honor Courage Commitment an elite program designed specifically for Veteran Entrepreneurs. She is also a member of The Women Veterans of America Chapter 48 in Denton and is a member of the 1st all female Color Guard in the state of Texas.
Her love for giving back to the community led her to raise guide dogs for the blind thru SouthEastern Guide Dogs out of Florida as a puppy raiser and later as a mentor for new puppy raisers. Volunteers in the veteran community and loves to create artwork.