Kristopher was born and raised in Michigan. Like many other Michigan kids, he grew up playing hockey in the winter and spending time at the lake in the summer. He graduated from Michigan State University with B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Sciences. His intention was to become a High School history and political science teacher, but because of the immense opportunities bestowed upon him throughout his life, he felt compelled to join the Army after graduation. He served in the United States Army for 5 years, completing US Army Ranger School, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Pathfinder School and Master Resiliency Course training. He served in the 101st Airborne Division in the 2-506 Infantry Regiment (as made famous by HBO :)) and achieved the rank of Captain.
He made the difficult decision to leave the military to plant his roots in West Chester with his then-fiancé, Sara. His service to our country and dedication to his position was highlighted by his Battalion Commander, "Cpt. Thompson was without a doubt one of the most competent and inspired Soldiers serving in the ranks of my Battalion. I have absolute faith in his abilities. Kristopher has a keen attention to detail and goes above and beyond to be a master at his profession. He is a driven and intelligent person that continually strives to not only be the best, but to make those around him better in the process." It is clear to see why Patti took this opportunity to share his leadership and talent with the rest of the Key Financial family and Kristopher is now a valuable member of our Planning Department.
In their spare time, Kris and his wife enjoy cooking, but will admit that there is nothing better than a fun date night out on the town. In addition to almost every other Key Financial employee, they are dog lovers and are parents to a 7 year old ball of energy named Bo and a new addition – a rescue named Bailey. They love going to the gym and exercising, and will unabashedly admit that they are rather intense Game of Thrones fans.