Cristina was born in California but spent most of her life in Oklahoma City until she and her family moved to St. Joseph, MO in 2012. Cristina holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting with an emphasis in tax from Oklahoma State University. Cristina started her career in the tax department of Deloitte & Touche in 1996, moved to Foodbrands of America as a tax manager in 2000 until 2003, then went back to public accounting as a tax manager at HSPG & Associate 2004-2012. After moving to St. Joe, Cristina started working at CliftonLarsonAllen as a Tax Director in 2013 until 2021 where she focused on tax compliance and tax planning with individuals, small businesses and their families.
Cristina has been married to her husband, Roger, for 26 years and they have three children: Isabella, Griffin and Price. She loves spending as much time with her family as she can, especially before her kids start leaving for college! Cristina enjoys traveling to new places to give her children new experiences, spending time outdoors hiking, biking, kayaking or just walking, and reading anything she can get her hands on. She also enjoys being a part of community service projects.