Since graduation from law school, Krystina has dedicated her practice to the environment. She diligently represents citizens group organizations, landowners, municipalities, and water districts at the administrative, state, and federal levels. Krystina participated in the legal team that received a National Law Journal top-25 jury verdict (2013) related to pollution of a stream. In addition to her environmental work, she also practices Indian law representing various federally-recognized Indian tribes on wide-ranging topics from compact negotiation with the state to environmental matters to fee-to-trust applications. Indeed, Krystina successfully completed an off-reservation fee-to-trust application in only two years.
Krystina has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2015-2018, which is an honor bestowed upon the top 2.5% of attorneys eligible.
Krystina’s passion for environmental sustainability started at an early age. Her father, an agriculture education teacher, sent her into the show ring at the age of four. She showed lambs every year thereafter until she graduated high school. She also showed hogs, gave speeches, judged livestock, and served as an officer for her local FFA chapter. Krystina’s efforts earned her the FFA American Farmer Degree.
Krystina and her husband, Chris, have two children. She loves to garden, hike, fish, and hunt in her spare time.