Kristal, Senior Writer

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Kristal is a native of California, lived in Utah, and now lovingly calls Colorado Springs home. She grew up in a household with four younger siblings and graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz. She and her husband are raising their elementary school aged children in the Briargate area. With kids in school full time, Kristal is an active member of the PTA, and spends time working in local schools. She is passionate about connecting moms in our community. In her spare time, she enjoys long walks in the aisles of Target, dancing it out in Zumba classes, drinking copious amounts coffee, cooking dinner as a form of therapy, and last but certainly not least, spending time outdoors with her family.
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Experience Gifts They’ll Love

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Craft Fairs in Colorado Springs

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Fall Fun Runs and Races in Colorado Springs

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Trick or Treating in Colorado Springs

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No Time Like Now for Health: Putting Yourself First

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FREE Summer Events in Colorado Springs and Denver

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Guide to Summer Festivals in Colorado Springs

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