Christie was born and raised in Arizona. She moved to California at the age of nineteen and settled in the beach towns of North County San Diego. Christie met the love of her life Nathan shortly after settling in. They were inseparable and married a few years later.
Both worked towards obtaining careers and supported one another to reach their goals. Inspired by her artistic and creative side, Christie found a passion for cosmetology. In the beginning, her focus was on wedding events and special occasions. She later joined a salon as her husband centered his goals around becoming a firefighter and paramedic.
Christie and Nathan have two amazing sons, Skylar and Brody. Becoming parents has been the greatest blessing since exchanging vows before God. Christie transitioned to work from home while the kids were young. Being married to a firefighter shaped her into many roles as she and the boys spent many days and weeks apart from Nathan during his fire deployments.
The boys grew older and became more independent. Christie was prepared for a new stage in life. She prayed The Lord guide her in a direction that would make a difference. A new career that would not only serve the needs of her family, but just as importantly, serve those who are in need.
Christie was drawn to Samaritan Aviation through friendship and prayer. Over the years, forming relationships with her clientele happened naturally. Stories of their lives were often exchanged during appointments. One of Christie’s dearest clients shared her family’s dedication to selflessly serve the people of Papua New Guinea through medical aid and faith. Christie felt her heart fill with respect and admiration. She knew she wanted to join the efforts of Samaritan Aviation.