A native of Durham, North Carolina, Kristin received her undergraduate degree at UNC Charlotte, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology-exercise science with a minor in biology. After graduating, she became a certified health fitness specialist and worked as a personal trainer as well as a physical therapy tech. After three years, she went back to school to become a physician assistant at Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. She decided to stay in Johnson City after meeting and marrying her husband, Cody Righi, who is native to Johnson City and works as a personal trainer.
Kristin is a Christian and believes that God has led her to where she is today. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She also enjoys sporting events, jeep events, and working out.