Kris started drumming on pots and pans at age three and graduated to the snare drum at age nine. She quickly progressed with sight-reading and familiarized herself with drumset at age 10 when she joined her school's jazz band. At the age of 16, her rock band opened up for punk rock legends, The Misfits. She was involved in a variety of musical activities throughout school and carried her passion for music into her college years. After graduating cum laude from the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut, Kris went on to work for several non-profits and volunteer for multiple organizations as a percussion instructor, mentor, and music enthusiast.
Kris is the Founder and Artistic Director of a motivational rhythm program, RESONATE, which empowers and educates youth through percussion and performance. Influenced by jazz, gospel, and hip-hop, her passion is to connect with audiences through rhythm and sound.
Kris resides in Brooklyn, New York. She is a cast member of the International sensation STOMP, and has traveled the world touring with the ensemble. She has performed on VH1, FOX, CNN, The Travel Channel, and ¡Despierta America! Kris has also taught master classes in the United States and abroad.
Kris has over eight years of experience working with at-risk youth, she designs and implements percussion workshops that foster a positive, creative outlet for young minds in the inner city. She is actively involved with Tom Tom Magazine, a publication dedicated to female drummers, and was featured in Tom Tom’s issue #18. Kris also teaches at the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls – a music and mentoring program dedicated to the empowerment of girls and women.