Kristie joined MDL Partners in 2019 after spending two decades in the non-profit sector raising money, producing major events and developing and executing strategic plans. Previously Kristie had careers as a NASDAQ trader and market maker and in the speech writing office of the Governor of California.  Kristie graduated from the University of California, Davis and later from the School of Fashion Design, Boston. In addition to her work at MDL, Kristie is a pattern maker, technical designer and fashion production manager, currently working at fashion start-up Misha and Puff.