is the founder of BirdMentor.com, a hub for resources and online courses that help people worldwide build confidence in learning about birds and the natural world. Through her courses, students are immersed in the principles of deep nature connection, bird language, and advanced bird identification skills.
Kristi teaches birding at traditional skills events like Rabbit Stick, Winter Count, Saskatoon Circle, Buckeye, Sharpening Stone and for organizations like the Boulder Outdoor Survival School, The Women’s Wilderness Institute, Crow Canyon Archeological Center, Eight Shields and The Powerhouse Science Center. She is one of the founding collaborators of the Dipper Project, a research project studying the effects of the Gold King Mine spill on avian life in the Animas River in Colorado.
She also leads tours for the Bosque del Apache Sandhill Crane Festival, Mesa Verde Bird Festival, the Durango Bird Club and The White Memorial Conservation Center. Kristi has worked at bird banding stations on Great Gull Island, focusing on the Roseate & Common Terns, as well as migratory birds at Oxbow Preserve and hummingbirds at Mesa Verde National Park.
In addition to being a Field Ornithologist, Naturalist, Herbalist, and Photographer, Kristi is also a contributor to the new Peterson's Field Guide to Bird Nests.