Kristen Elam was born and raised in Manchester, TN. She is a board certified nurse practitioner. She attended Middle Tennessee State University and graduated with honors with her Bachelor's Degree in December of 2010. After graduation, she worked at St. Thomas Rutherford in the Adult ICU and then the Neonatal unit, gaining years of experience in all age groups. She earned her Master's of Science in Nursing at the University of Huntsville in Alabama in December 2013. Kristen joined Trussler Medical Group in January 2014. She is married to Chris Elam with two children, Cooper and Sawyer.