She graduated Cum Laude from Western Michigan University in 1989, where she received her B.B.A. in Business Administration.
Kristina began her career in the Lansing, Michigan office of Ernst & Young, L.P. As a licensed Certified Public Account (CPA), she focused on audits of private and publicly held companies. When three Ernst & Young partners purchased the regional practice, she was asked to move on to the new company, Andrews Hooper & Pavlik PLC. While at Andrews, Hooper & Pavlik PLC she switched her area of focus to taxes and personal financial planning. She commenced study to received her CFP® certification It was while serving as President of the local chapter of the International Association of Financial Planners (now the Financial Planning Association) that she met the principals of the Arkansas Financial Group, Inc. at a national conference. She maintained this contact for several years, ultimately relocating to Arkansas and joining the firm in 1999. She became a shareholder in 2000, the same year she became a Certified Financial Planner®. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants then also awarded her the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation.
She continues to combine many elements of her CPA experience with her current role as a financial planner and investment advisor, specifically with regard to money management, fraud, estate planning, and tax planning. She has served as a discussion leader for the American Institute of CPAs, NAPFA and presented to the local estate planning counsel and Central Arkansas Chapter of the Arkansas Society of CPAs.
She is married to Roger Bolhouse and enjoys living close to the Arkansas River with her two dogs, Daphnee & Sarah. Her passions include tennis, travel, and enjoying the Arkansas State Parks. She also enjoys time with her four grandchildren.