Kristi is a loving wife and a dedicated mom to Matt, Josh, Jake and Jessie. She was born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Gary and Nancy Kelley. Kristi was very active outdoors- riding horses since she was two. During her high school years, she was active showing livestock and was a member of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Dandies equestrian drill team, promoting the famous rodeo.
Kristi attended Laramie County Community College and represented the Livestock Judging Team, allowing her to travel throughout the United States. After receiving her Associates of Science degree, she transferred to Texas Tech where she met and eventually married Cris Hall. Kristi graduated from Texas Tech University in 1987, with a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science.
After their marriage in Lubbock, Kristi and Cris moved to Fort Worth, Texas. Kristi was hired by Alcon Laboratories, Inc.(part of Novartis) as a Laboratory Technician and was soon promoted to Scientist and then Senior Scientist. She has happily worked in Research and Development for over 20 years, and is currently the Manager of Pre-Clinical Safety Systems Support.
Kristi's hobbies include watching sports and hanging out with her kids. Kristi is dedicated to the children and families supported by The Hemispherectomy Foundation and providing resources and support to families that find themselves facing this radical surgery.
Read about Kristi's daughter, Jessie.