Kris is a 2002 graduate of East Buchanan High School. She earned her bachelor of science degree in dairy Science at Iowa State University and will earn her doctor in veterinary medicine degree in 2009 from Iowa State University.
Benjamin is a 2001 graduate of Bishop Heelan High School in Sioux City. He earned a bachelor of science degree in agricultural engineering in 2006 and a master of science degree in agricultural engineering in 2007, both from Iowa State University. He is employed as a engineer with John Deer Harvester Works.