Kristal had always to be an actress, and she moved to Los Angeles at an impressionable age. Her first few months were difficult, and she was finally enticed to do some adult cinema in order to pay the bills. In a weird twist of fate the morning of her first shoot she woke up with the chicken pox. As these were the days before the Internets, there wasn't a niche for that yet, so she was replaced by another actress. When Kristal recovered, she discovered that her true calling was working behind the camera. Her happiest time was working as second best boy grip on the set of The Golden Squirrels.