Crystal has been focused on animals for many years. She studied animal science in high school and later attended the Animal Care Program at Berkshire Community College as well as the animal law program at Hudson Valley Community College. Crystal has also had some experience as a veterinary assistant at a practice in New York. During her free time Crystal enjoys the outdoors, gardening, interacting with her farm birds, and her cats. Crystal is a New York State licensed wildlife rehabilitator. She also has a special interest in rock hounding, the art of mining for minerals, gems, and fossils.