Christy attended U.C. Santa Cruz, earning a degree in Spanish and Linguistics. After spending time working in the Silicon Valley and Boston, MA she later moved to Portland, OR. There, she followed her passion for food and cooking by attending the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland, earning a degree in Culinary Arts. Christy ultimately came full circle when she returned to the Central Coast, accepting a position at a private school in Santa Barbara, developing a Culinary Arts curriculum, teaching and cooking for the students and staff. Christy was thrilled to join the team as Director of Dietary Services for the Champion Center where she finds joy combining her passion for cooking, love of feeding others and working with an incredible staff of kitchen professionals.