After traveling and working internationally, including teaching English in Japan, Kristen returned to the USA to own and operate several companies. She went back to her first love, education, and independent study. During the past 24 years, she has enjoyed both the roles of educator and homeschooling parent. More importantly, Kristen has seen the lifelong benefits of a personalized, quality education through independent study. Partnering with CMASAS students to take hold of their education, opportunities, and lives to create personalized learning systems, courses, and rich personal experiences are deeply rewarding. Kristen thoroughly enjoys her students and their families.