Ms. Kristen Fields
I began my teaching career in 2009 with the Nampa School District. I taught at Columbia and Nampa High schools through the 2014-2015 school year; after which I decided to take a break from teaching to have my second child and pursue full-time professional photography work locally and regionally. I am absolutely thrilled to be back in the classroom teaching, and even more thrilled to be part of the Mavs family. Horns up!
I enrolled in Northwest College's Photographic Communications program in 2001, after a miserable year at BSU not yet knowing what I wanted to do with my life. I loved my time at NWC, and still, keep in touch with my classmates and professors. After NWC, I came home for a year and worked in local portrait studios. In 2004, I enrolled in the Brooks Institute of Photography to complete my BA and further my education in photography. Brooks was a place of wonder for me, not only because of the beauty of Santa Barbara, but also the possibilities that would open to me to pursue through professional photography. I graduated from Brooks in 2006 with my BA in Professional Photography, with an emphasis in commercial advertising. I then returned to Boise to get my feet back under me and figure out where to go next but ended up falling in love with my hometown all over again. I'm currently enrolled in the Academy of Art in San Francisco, pursuing my MFA in photography to further my skills and knowledge in photography.
I have two children, Lex who is wonderfully sweet and into all things technology at the tender age of seven, and Ali who is my mini-me, fiercely independent and strong-willed, and ready to explore the world at a very precocious age of five.
I still work professionally in the photographic industry in the evenings and on weekends. I'm a photographer through and through and rarely go very long without a camera in my hands. Photography has taken me to the ends of the earth and back again, literally - I've traveled to Papua New Guinea, Singapore, China, Spain, Mexico, Canada, and most of the U.S. I am in love with sharing all the opportunities photography has to offer, big and small, with my students. This year, I hope to take students to explore and photograph Italy, France, and Spain over spring break, and absolutely cannot wait.
Phone: 208.855.4050 ext 1210
AAS Photographic Communications
BA Professional Photography; emphasis in Commercial Advertising
Standard Occupational Specialist Photography + Graphic Design
Adobe Certified in Photoshop CC & InDesign CC