• neissa@igniteyourlifenow.

Member Spotlight: Kristen Montan, San Diego


A little about me...


I’m a SoCal girl - born and raised! Grew up in Santa Clarita (lots of visits to Magic Mountain as a kid).


I met my husband of 13 years in high school (we’ve been together for 18 years 😱). He followed me to San Diego after I got into SDSU, I got my accounting degree and then became a CPA. I started my own tax prep business 7 years ago and just recently sold it (yay 🙌) so I can spend more time doing things I love. One of those things is spending more time with our 6 year old daughter, Hailey.


If I could go back in time, I'd tell myself...

That my weight does not define my self worth.


Something people may not know about me is...

I am artistic and took 10 years of art lessons. I worked in oil paints and watercolor. Hoping to get back into it!








In my free time...

I love to bake, I find it so meditative to get lost in a recipe. I love to read, go to the movies, go to Disneyland, travel, try new restaurants, see plays and get together with friends.



My biggest takeaway from being a part of iGnite is...

The sense of community is unlike any other workout I’ve been a part of. It’s truly women uplifting other women. This is the most consistent I’ve ever been with going to workouts and it’s because I look forward to going not just for an awesome workout but to now see these amazing friends I’ve made.


A few of my favorite online accounts to follow are...


With my love of baking, just food in general and traveling my top social media accounts to follow revolve around that. I really only follow people that bring me joy and don’t leave me comparing my life with theirs (i.e. I can’t stand IG accounts that are too staged and fake!)

The Bucket List Family, Defined Dish, Sally’s Bake Blog, Ms. Rachel Hollis, Pinch of Yum, Oh Sweet Basil