Krissi was born in 1969 in Glendale, California. In 2005, she began attending the Flagstaff Hozhoni Art Program. Krissi has been able to use art to communicate and express the attributes associated with having autism. Her work portrays everyday life. Her usual themes consist of things she holds dearly. For example, her mom, her apartment, movies, the sun, flowers and holidays that she is excited about. Krissi uses vivid colors with smiling figures, which suggest an inner happiness, which shines through in her work. Krissi prefers to work with paint, pencil or marker, but has experimented with many mediums. Alongside her uplifting artwork, Krissi sports an eccentric sense of fashion, plays piano and utilizes a multi-lingual vocabulary at home and in the workplace.