Cristin began rowing in the summer of 1999 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Having been involved in a variety of sports including equestrian, speed swimming, volleyball and basketball, rowing was the one that took her to an international level. She went to Ann Arbor, Michigan on a rowing scholarship at the University of Michigan and graduated with an undergraduate degree in Zoology-Anthropology (BSc) and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) with a specialization in Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
2006 was her first year as a member of the Canadian National womens rowing team. In 2007 she made the PanAm team and travelled to Rio de Janerio, Brazil to compete in the women’s 2x and 4x winning a silver and gold medal. In 2008 she competed at the World Championships in Lintz, Austria in the women’s 4- placing 5th overall. Top performances from 2010 included: Winning the Remenham Cup (W8+) at Henley Royal in England and a Silver Medal at World Cup III in women’s 8+ in Lucerne, Switzerland. Cristin has been able to apply her nutrition knowlege to national level training and competition which has allowed her to improve performance and achieve a high level of success in an international arena.