Bio – Kristi Sumner

Dr. Kristy Sumner holds a PhD in Public Affairs with an emphasis on Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida. Her professional background includes 8 years as a Senior Director and spokesperson for a Registered Traveler company focused on biometric clearances for the traveling public, where she routinely gave presentations before national airports, local and national media, and members of state legislatures and the US Congress. She was also a consultant for a biometric credentialing company, and she was a college professor at Metro State College of Denver and at the University of Central Florida. In 2021, Dr. Sumner, along with her business partner, Miranda Young, founded History, Highways, and Haunts, LLC., a female owned and operated company located in Tennessee and operating out of the Historic Scott County Jail and Museum. The goal of the business is to promote tourism and encourage historic preservation through creative endeavors.