A teenage girl who likes to spend time wandering through a shop isn’t hard to find. What sets 15-year-old Krista apart is what stores she likes to browse.
Krista loves to visit Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's, the outdoor gear mega-stores that feature taxidermy displays of bears, mountain lions, deer and other critters.
“The wildlife there brings me to life,” Krista says.
“Someday, I want to be a forest ranger in one of the national parks where I can protect the awesome animal,” adds Krista, who has special fondness for black bears.
Krista loves animals closer to home, too.
“I love to play with animals,” Krista says. “Anything animal-wise, I’m always there.”
Krista also has a love for music and for writing. A private lesson with singing instructor Laura Zitar at the Mesa Arts Center leaves her upbeat and more giggly than ever.
“I had so much fun,” Krista says. “It’s so interesting to learn how to use my voice.”
Krista loves listening to country music and is a big fan of George Strait.
Krista says she enjoys a sort of free association writing that emerges from her “bubblegum brain.” The result of her writing may be a short story, it may be a song.
Unlike most teens, Krista loves school – particularly math, science and Spanish. She is a regular on the honor roll.
She also likes to stay active.
“I’m much more than a lazy couch potato,” she says, noting she trained in gymnastics for years.
Krista says she hopes her forever family shares her love for the outdoors and makes frequent trips to “those cool, wildlife places.” She hopes for a mother and father who support each other and “who can help each other with their strengths and weaknesses.”
And having a younger sister would be awesome.
“I would do anything for a little sister,” she says.
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