Cris graduated with her BS from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 1996. She went on to receive her Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2000. Cris initially worked for 3 years as an educationally and medically based pediatric physical therapist in Bellevue, then spent a year doing in-home medically based pediatric therapy before moving with her family to the Columbus area and joining the team at Wiggles and Giggles in August, 2004.
During her career at Wiggles and Giggles, Cris has enjoyed the opportunity to work with children of various diagnoses and their families. She has completed a variety of continuing education with emphasis on neurodevelopment, manual therapy and handling, and motor development. Cris is certified in Interactive Metronome, and has completed training in myofascial release, the use of TheraTogs supports and NeuroDevelopmental Treatment.
Cris and her husband, Rod, live near David City, and her children attend school at St. Mary’s and Aquinas Schools there. Her daughters Loren, Paige and Brooke and sons Evan and Isaac fill the rest of her time with ball games, robotics competitions, art shows, musical performances, and lots of laughter.