FOUNDER & OWNER
Since she was a little girl, Kristine has had a knack for the creative. She started out crafting different “driveway soups” using pine leaves, pine needles, tree blossoms, berries, rocks, carrots, and celery, and seasoned to perfection with just the right amount of salt and pepper. But her creativity wasn’t limited to the driveway! Kristine was also a singer and trumpet player!
When she went to college in Denver, Colorado, Kristine studied nutrition and developed an interest in healthy living. This gave her a start in the juicing industry, where she learned the health benefits of juices and connected with the juicing business community. Kristine also gained invaluable experience working in production, advertising, and sales for a juice company.
The personal satisfaction of seeing others benefit from her work in juicing and health inspired Kristine to come back to Illinois to fulfill a perceived need for healthy living options in the area. She first became a licensed personal trainer, then the juice business began!
Absolute Tonics started with standard juices/protein bites, but Kristine is now adding new creative blends. She really enjoys working one on one with customers and advising them about their unique health concerns and how certain juices can address those concerns. Creating customized juice blends for her customers is one of Kristine’s favorite parts of owning a juicing business! And she is a proud member of Belleville’s small business community.
When Kristine’s not promoting the benefits of juicing and healthy living, her personal interests include exercising, animals (especially her beloved cat, Aspen), rooting for the St. Louis Blues, and spending time with her family.