Christi has lived in Tyler most of her life and joined Grace in 2021 as an instructional aide on the elementary campus. She attended Grace Community School from fourth grade to eighth grade. Christi has an A.A. in Business Administration from Trinity Valley Community College and a B.B.A. in Management from UT Tyler. Her first career was in investments and financial services, and later the Operations Manager/Vice President of Wealth Management for the Tyler branch of Smith Barney/Morgan Stanley. Then, Christi was a Senior Stockbroker at the Tyler branch of Scottrade. 

After the birth of their first child, Christi and her husband, Chevy, decided she would stay at home. Christi and Chevy have been married since 2007 and have two children at Grace.