Kristina is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and co-founder of Sapphire Health and Wellness. She began her education in West Lafayette, Indiana where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Purdue University. She continued her education at Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After college, Kristina moved to Arizona and worked as an oncology nurse manager at Banner Baywood Medical Center. She also spent many years working as an IV infusion nurse.
Kristina earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University and became certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. During her training, Kristina found herself most interested in primary care and addiction medicine and developed a strong passion for chronic disease, women’s health and addiction therapies. Patient’s describe Kristina as an approachable, compassionate and thorough provider. In her spare time, Kristina enjoys watching football (Go Vikings!) and spending time with her young daughter.