A world-traveler from a young age, Kristal's experiences growing up in Hawaii, Australia, Singapore, Brunei and the US, instilled in her a deep appreciation of culture, and a love for storytelling. Kristal went on to graduate from Brigham Young University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, after which she worked for NBC, Direct TV and XY TV. In 2008 she earned an MFA in Film Production from Boston University.
In 2009 Kristal's student thesis film, "Mind the Gap" screened at over 20 film festivals across the globe, and won numerous awards, including a CINE Golden Eagle award in the Student Drama Division. Also in 2009, Kristal worked as an Assistant Producer at Madrush Pictures, on the History Channel series, "Battles BC" and "Art of War" and was the Associate Producer on the History Channel pilot, "Brotherhood in Arms: Company F".
In 2013 Kristal worked for BBC Worldwide Productions as an Associate Producer, on the docu-drama series, "Breaking Pointe", and as a Field Associate Producer on "Dancing With the Stars".
She is currently working on her own documentary and feature film projects, and enjoys traveling the world.