Christen is a Minnesota native that has lived in 5 states and returns to Tampa eight years after leaving to open restaurants in New England. It is there that she met her husband Jim, returned to school to finish her bachelor’s degree and began working in the non-profit sector and had 2 sons. Deciding it was best to raise the kids around family they traded in the blustery winters for some fun in the sun. She joined Stroller Strides in March of 2014 to lose the last of the “baby” weight and meet some other moms. She has been hooked ever since, completing her Body Back journey with FIT4MOM Tampa Bay and enjoying a new found love of running. She lives in Lutz with her husband, three year old Declan and 19 month old Finnley.