After assisting youth with severe mental health and drug and alcohol issues for many years, Kris developed a passion for prevention and community mobilization. Her love of art and desire to help others find their passion and purpose in life motivated her to start Arte Soleil with her husband Pete. Being able to tap into one’s creative self can bring about a level of change and transformation that may have seemed previously unattainable. Kris has had a love of art from a very young age and was supported by her family to fully embrace her creative outlets. She fully enjoys all visual arts, with a special interest in three dimensional art creations.