Kristen Bigelow began her musical career at the age of 12 studying flute and piano. In 1993 Kristen was accepted and toured with the Blue Lake International Symphony Band touring Belgium and Germany. The same year Kristen began her undergraduate studies, as a flute major, with Dr. Rodney Hill and Dr. Julie Stone at Eastern Michigan University. Kristen also sang in the Eastern Michigan University Choir. In 1995 Kristen transferred to Olivet College where she graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in music.
Kristen is the mother of two sons, Tyler and Ryan Bigelow.