Kristin Bryant has been a resident of Reynoldsburg since 2003, with the exception of an 18 month span in 2010 and 2011. Kristin was a single-mother who was actively involved with her son, Darien's athletic endeavors which included Reynoldsburg Youth Football, Easton Youth Hockey Association, Shadywood Baseball and the Columbus East Soccer Association. Darien also played three seasons of football for Reynoldsburg High School and three seasons of ice hockey for the PRPC Ice Prowlers. Kristin served as the head coach of the 4th grade boys' basketball team at St. Philip School and as a Board Member and Treasurer of the Reynoldsburg Football Parents' Association.
Kristin and Darien launched a community service organization for high school student-athletes called "Raiders Serve the 'Burg" in 2009, modeled after another organization in Virginia. Kristin volunteers as the Recruiting Coordinator for the Reynoldsburg High School Football Team, educating student-athletes and their families on the athletic recruiting process, academic standards and NCAA requirements and policies. Since 2011, Kristin has helped more than 50 student-athletes achieve their goal of playing football at the next level.
After earning her Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School, Kristin started Bryant Law Offices, LLC, a general practice, in 2006. Bryant Law Offices, LLC provides a variety of discounted legal services to low income and indigent clients and accepts referrals from the Legal Aid Society of Columbus. Kristin is a member of the Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Women Lawyers of Franklin County. Bryant Law Offices, LLC is a member of the Reynoldsburg Chamber of Commerce and Kristin attends St. Pius Catholic Church in Reynoldsburg.
In 2016, Kristin was elected by voters in Reynoldsburg's Ward 1 to serve as their representative on the Franklin County Democratic Party's Central Committee. She is also the President of the Reynoldsburg Area Democrats and the Chair of the Third Friday Democratic Luncheon. Kristin a member of the Franklin County Democratic Lawyers Club and the Franklin County Democratic Women's Club, and an ally member of the Stonewall Democrats and the Central Ohio Young Black Democrats.
Kristin is originally from St. Marys, West Virginia. She is a 1988 graduate of St. Marys High School, the only public school in Pleasants County, WV. Kristin started piano lessons at the age of 4, she was a girl scout and a member of 4-H. She played basketball and threw shot put for her high school as well as participating in the marching band, jazz band, wind ensemble and choir. She taught piano lessons and worked at the public library and in her father's law office.
Kristin earned a Bachelors of Music Education and a Regents Bachelor of Arts from West Virginia University where she participated in the Pride of West Virginia marching band, the WVU Pep Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble. She was a member of Tau Beta Sigma, Helvetia Academic Honorary and Chimes Academic Honorary. After graduation, Kristin moved to Norman, Oklahoma where she attended the University of Oklahoma, earning post-graduate credits, and she worked for a general practice law firm.