Kristy grew up on a farm in Fremont Michigan. Her father, Jack Sanderson was an Agriculture teacher and FFA advisor and her mom, Lois, was a homemaker. Kristy graduated from Michigan State University and currently resides on a small ranch in Bergheim. She owns Polonyx Graphic Design and invented a urethane horseshoe called Ground Control Horseshoes. She is an artist, showing oil paintings at the Dodging Duck in Boerne and the Helotes Gallery. Kristy also teaches art classes to kids at 4 area elementary schools through My Art Starz program.