Kristin Mastre has been blogging professionally for nine years, starting with her family blog in 2005. Her personal family blog had been highlighted on NewParent.com and various other parenting blogs around the world after writing about the challenges of pregnancy, parenthood and the adventures of raising two boys in the Rocky Mountains.
Soon after, she began writing a health and fitness blog in 2007 that had posts published by Fox News, Reuters, USA Today, iVillage, and a multitude of news outlets across the country. On that blog built an online personal training program for her clients around the world.
After recognizing that there was a lack of food bloggers in Fort Collins, she decided to throw her hat into the ring in May of 2009, becoming the top blogger in Fort Collins and the city’s restaurant critic and local dining expert for the last five years.
Within three years of blogging on Feasting Fort Collins, Kristin noticed that there were many people in the community who wanted to pursue professional blogging, but didn’t quite know how to make it happen. Wanting to help develop the blogging community in Northern Colorado, she founded The Scoop Blog Network in April 2012, creating a team of local bloggers with each one covering their own local niche lifestyle topic. In 2017, that network evolved into Experience Fort Collins, helping readers to experience the things our team of writers share first hand.
Kristin took over Growing Up Fort Collins in March 2017 after its founding in The Scoop Blog Network in 2012. Being a parenting writer from the beginning of her career, she’s excited to show families how they can experience Fort Collins to the fullest together.