Kristal has had two passions consistently throughout her life: design and the outdoors. Her passion for design led her through a succession of direct mail and catalog positions until in 2004, she found the perfect confluence of her two passions at Catalyst. Her passion for the outdoors has taken her backpacking as well as rock, ice and mountain climbing throughout the western United States. It has also led her into bike racing, specifically, cyclocross. In 2013 Kristal won the Cyclocross Master’s 35-39 World Championship in Louisville. In her spare time, you’ll find her skiing, cycling with her two kids and husband.