Kristin S.

GB US Executive Leader


I’m from Decorah, Iowa where I discovered my favorite high school classes were keyboarding and accounting. Pursuing those passions, I attended the University of Northern Iowa and majored in accounting. I then went on to receive my CPA license and began my career in Minneapolis. After spending a few years of working with large companies, I decided I wanted to work with mid-sized companies to really understand how the businesses operated. Transitioning to other companies, I gained even more experience in learning the business side of construction. Even through difficult times, I encountered many valuable learning opportunities. I am excited to now be a part of the Gardner Builders team, where I get to enjoy the positive culture and take on new challenges each day. Being a quick-start person both personally and professionally, I appreciate the hard work and effort that GB team members thrive on.

Outside of work, our family enjoys spending weekends at our cabin in Nisswa, MN, and tackling new projects such as a short-term rental property and house/cabin renovations.

Favorite Tool:

My camera and my Vitamix Blender

Little Known Facts:

I’m a 3-time WOW Stock Car Champion.

I am passionate about learning new things. Recently, I’ve learned how to wake surf and how to brew Kombucha!

My husband and I have 3 boys, two of whom are mirror-image identical twins.