Born and raised in Calgary, Kristy studied abroad and received both her Bachelor of Arts in English and her Bachelor of Laws from Cardiff University in the UK.
Kristy graduated from Cardiff University in 2014, where she was an active member of the community, as Vice President and then Treasurer of the Canadian Student’s Association, a member of the Rowing team, Creative Writing Club, and Firm Lead in the NHS Continuing Care Pro Bono program.
On return from the UK, completed her Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee of Accreditation of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada in 2016 and in 2018 worked with Max Blitt, QC to co-author a paper entitled “Reducing the Trauma of Child Abduction Proceedings for Children”.
Kristy Articled with Ford Nelson in 2019 and was called the bar in 2020 in Alberta.
Kristy has appeared before the court for both Provincial Court of Alberta and Queen’s Bench of Alberta matters and is an active member of the AWL.
Kristy is aware of the stress and struggles that families face, and she strongly believes in ADR and Mediation so families can focus on moving forward.
Outside of work Kristy is an avid reader and writer and has been published in the Calgary Public Library’s Tap Press Read short story anthology, and a featured writer for the Loft 112 Inner City Stories.
- University of Calgary, Bachelor of Arts for English with a concentration in Writing, 2007
- Cardiff University, Bachelor of Laws, 2014
- Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee of Accreditation of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, 2016
- Called to the Alberta Bar in 2020 – practicing member