Krista was born and raised in Southern California. She attended college at California State University Fullerton graduating with a degree in Communications with an emphasis on Public Relations. Shortly before graduating she moved to Los Angeles where she remains today. Early experience with large scale music events servicing VIP clientele taught her the importance of concierge level service and working with a team. In 2013, she began working in the real estate industry as a Loan Processor. She quickly realized she wanted to transition to the sales side of the industry and took a position that evolved into the Operations Director for an agent duo, with one focused on residential sales and the other on multifamily commercial sales. This position gave her a wide-reaching grasp of the industry as a whole, as she handled transactions from the first meeting, to the marketing of the property, escrow, and post-closing, creating and maintaining systems along the way. During this time she obtained a real estate license in 2015 and is still licensed today. In 2019, she began working with Smith & Berg Partners as the Office Manager and Listings Coordinator bringing her creative approach and systems-oriented mindset. At SBP, her position evolved into the Marketing Manager as her creative nature backed by years of industry experience was a valuable asset in both managing the marketing of individual listings and the SBP brand as a whole. Outside of real estate you can find her hiking beautiful trails in the California sunshine, anywhere where there are great tacos, or lounging with her dog Mickey.