Kristin was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Living in San Diego, CA since 2006 she relocated her business to Riverside County in 2020. She developed Minchuk Art to bring creative art programs to people of all ages and abilities. She has been teaching art programs for many years to school children, retirement homes, private parties, as well as countless paint & sip classes throughout Southern California. Minchuk Art now provides services in Lake Elsinore, Corona, Temecula, Wildomar, Murrietta, Menifee, Perris, & Riverside.