Kris attended Framingham State College and UMass Boston, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in management with a concentration in Accounting and a Minor in Music. She worked in public accounting as well as in various manufacturing and software industries as a general ledger accountant and payroll manager for 20 years before leaving to become administrative assistant at the Congregational Church of Grafton 10 years ago. Kris has also taught piano and flute privately for over 37 years.