Kristol Michelle Tinsley was born in Tooele, Utah, and raised in Mt. Rainier, Maryland. In 2003, she moved to Southern Maryland and today lives in Charlotte Hall with her husband of 20 years, Joseph Tinsley. Ms. Tinsley graduated from the University of Maryland University College with a degree in Business Administration, while working full-time for the Federal government.
In 1998, as a senior in high school, she began her career through the CO-OP program with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Throughout her 22-year career, she has made her way through the ranks and currently serves as the Branch Chief for the Office of International Affairs where she handles the security elements of the agency’s engagements with foreign partners.
When she is not working, Ms. Tinsley enjoys fishing, traveling and spending time with her husband and family.