Kristen Kinikini comes to us from Spanish Fork, Utah where she was born and raised. She went to Snow College for her associate's degree and went on to play Division I softball at New Mexico State University majoring in Community Health, with a minor in Environmental Occupational Health. She worked in Juvenile Justice Services with at-risk youth for 8 years before getting her Masters Degree in School Counseling at University of Phoenix. She worked in Nebo School District for 3 years at Landmark High School as a counseling intern, Spanish Fork High School as a CTE Specialist, and a professional school counselor for Payson and Salem Hills high school before coming to Early Light Academy. She has a passion for education and working with students. She believes that all students can succeed at high levels if given sufficient support.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and Polynesian in-laws, playing sports, music, and traveling.