Kristi and her family have been living in Chiang Mai since 2010. She spent the first two years studying language and culture. During this time she gained a heart for women who worked as house helpers through her personal experience with her Mae Baan. 

Recognizing a gap in the market between Thai women seeking employment and foreign employers, she officially launched Bliss in the Fall of 2013. Bliss operates under the GEI Thailand Foundation and all proceeds go towards continued training. 

In the short time of Bliss's existence, Kristi has engaged with over 100 women through training and placement.