meet kristi!

Birthday: March 17th

My Role at Discovery Zone

I am the K23 teacher alongside Hannah Free and Kayla Norwood and I have been working at Discovery Zone since January 2018.

My Background & Family

Hello, my name is Kristi. I celebrated my twentieth wedding anniversary this year with my amazing husband and best friend Tom and we have five children and four grandchildren together. I sent my 18 year old son to basic training for the Army this past July, which was a lot harder than I expected, but I am extremely proud of him. I studied early childhood development at Chemeketa, as well as obtaining my SLPA degree. I have always worked with children in some form or another. I have worked in several child care centers, elementary schools, and even run a home daycare/preschool. I am so thankful to be working in a center where I am free to teach the love of Jesus to these kids as I grew up in a loving Christian home and was blessed to know about and love Jesus from such a young age.

Why I Work With Kid

I have always had a passion for working with children. Even as a young girl I knew I wanted to be a mom and always loved being around children. I can remember playing orphanage with my dolls and always making sure each doll had enough attention so they didn’t feel neglected. I feel blessed to be working in Discovery Zone and teaching these kids about the love of Jesus.

My Favorite Bible Verse

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20

A Few of My Favorite Things

Camping, peanut butter and chocolate treats, tulips & daisies, family time, root beer, fun socks, and blue & red!   

Contact Me


Classroom Phone: 503-435-1414   ext 241