We are excited to be welcoming a new team member. Meet Kristi!
Kristi is a board-certified music therapist completing her master’s degree in music therapy at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. Before pursuing music therapy, she received degrees in piano performance and nursing from Augustana University. Kristi has experience utilizing music therapy with a broad range of clients across multiple settings, including in-patient hospital units for pediatrics and adults, memory care, long-term care, hospice, mental health, Parkinson’s, and cancer treatment. During her internship, she had the opportunity to work with clients through a virtual Harmonicas for Health program for patients with chronic respiratory diseases. While working as a nurse and teaching piano, Kristi became increasingly intrigued by music’s potential to address goals in all domains of wellness across of the lifespan. She believes in the importance of relationship and strives to combine evidence-based practice with kindness and competence in her work as a music therapist. Outside of music therapy, Kristi loves to spend time with her family, attend concerts, and experience the seasons by hiking the trails near Minnesota’s beautiful rivers and lakes.