- Bachelor's degree, University of Hawaii
- Master's degree, University of Puget Sound
Christa grew up primarily in Western Washington but also lived briefly in Colorado and Hawaii. She attended the University of Hawaii and University of Puget Sound where she earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees. She worked as an Occupational Therapist at Northwest Hospital in Seattle, the V.A. in Tacoma and as a Licensed Massage Practitioner when her children were young. Christa has been a Certified Hand Therapist since 1999, working full time in this specialty for the past 15 years. Christa has taught several professional courses on the treatment of elbow tendonitis and sports injuries of the hand.
Christa likes the challenge of treating complex hand trauma as well as the more common overuse injuries. Getting to know and work with the variety of patients in hand therapy is what she enjoys most about her job. Outside of work she loves to hike, bike, dance and play in the ocean.