Kristin Candland Simmons is from Mesa, Arizona, where she lives with her husband and 12 and 14-year-old daughters. She served a full-time mission (Spanish speaking) in Fresno, California, which is where she met Tammy Uzelac Hall the last two months of her mission. They loved being companions so much that they decided to be roommates while finishing their degrees at BYU. She earned a bachelor's degree in Spanish in 1996 and worked, wandered, and traveled as much as possible before discovering that she wanted to become a speech pathologist. She earned her Masters of Arts in Communication Disorders with a bilingual emphasis from CSU, Los Angeles, in 2001 and has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist ever since. She was honored, intimidated and basically frozen with fear when Tammy asked her to be a guest on the podcast with her sister-in-law, Jill Candland, but her love of these two women and the gospel gave her the strength to take the challenge.